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FantasyGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $17.00

ISBN10: 1635577802
ISBN13: 9781635577808
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: Sep 28 2021
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.62
Height: 0.90 Width: 5.50 Depth: 8.10
Language: English
Awards: Hugo Award

"'The Beauty of the House is immeasurable; its Kindness infinite.' Piranesi lives in the House. The House is the entire World. Piranesi has catalogued the patterns of the ocean tides as they cycle through the hundreds of rooms, the location of each statue that lines the walls. Written as Piranesi's journal entries, this book is set in what first appears to be a fantasy setting. But as strange discrepancies and elements of the modern world show up, you quickly learn that there's more going on than Piranesi understands. The heart of this book is Piranesi's unfailing optimism, trust, and delight in the world around him, and how he responds when that is challenged." --Kayla



The instant New York Times bestselling novel from the author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic book set in a dreamlike alternative reality.

Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

For readers of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

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