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  • ISBN: 9780062657107
  • ISBN: 0062657100
  • Physical Description: 214 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Custom House, [2021]

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Published in the United Kingdom in 2021 by Faber & Faber Limited.
Summary, etc.:
"In an unnamed British city, the virus is spreading, and like everyone else, the celebrated sculptor Edith Harkness retreats inside. She isolates herself in her immense studio, Burntcoat, with Halit, the lover she barely knows. As life outside changes irreparably, inside Burntcoat, Edith and Halit find themselves changed as well: by the histories and responsibilities each carries and bears, by the fears and dangers of the world outside, and by the progressions of their new relationship"-- Provided by publisher

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #2
    In this latest contemporary novel from acclaimed author Hall, there is art—"It's all art, even thought, everything is." Burntcoat itself is art: Edith's "chimerical home" containing her lofty art studio and her apartment. Edith's early life is shaped by her mother's limitations, her own solitary pursuit of art, and then her study under a Japanese master. Her first successful oeuvre is the imposing Hecky, "The New Colossus of British Folk Art," a roadside art installation of burnt outrage, a Scotch Witch beckoning travelers north. Through art, thought, and solemn narration, Edith unfurls her life. Her credible voice is that of daughter, artist, lover. Edith speaks revelations that mirror her art form, shou sugi ban. Her words land like the measured torching and blackening of wood, revealing grain, pattern, and beauty. Edith's story slants dystopic when a civil emergency takes hold and Edith and her lover face the fight of a lifetime. Richly descriptive and forthrightly sensual, this novel catches at sensibilities of heart and art as it attains its stunning conclusion. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women sculptors > Fiction.
Epidemics > England > Fiction.
Virus diseases > Fiction.
Social isolation > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
England > Fiction.
Genre: Romance fiction.
Dystopian fiction.

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