MELMOTH

Derby Telegraph - - BOOKSHELF -

by Sarah Perry, Ser­pent’s Tail, £16.99, ebook £16.99

GOTHIC and full of un­easi­ness, this book com­bines many sto­ries in the form of let­ters, manuscripts, di­ary en­tries and tes­ti­monies, all an­chored by He­len, a trans­la­tor, whose life is de­lib­er­ately small and full of self-im­posed re­stric­tions.

An at­mo­spheric tale that will have you ex­am­in­ing your own moral­ity, but not hav­ing too many night­mares, hope­fully...

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