Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has.
In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders: the labyrinth of halls, the thousands upon thousands of statues, the tides that thunder up staircases, the clouds that move in slow procession through the upper halls.
On Tuesdays and Fridays Piranesi sees his friend, the Other. At other times he brings tributes of food and waterlilies to the Dead. But mostly, he is alone.
Messages begin to appear, scratched out in chalk on the pavements. There is someone new in the House. But who are they and
what do they want? Are they a friend or do they bring destruction and madness as the Other claims?
Lost texts must be found; secrets must be uncovered. The world that Piranesi thought he knew is becoming strange and dangerous.
Sobre el Autor:
Mary Susanna Clarke (Nottingham, 1959) is a British fantasy writer. During her childhood she moved frequently from city to city, touring a number of locations in northern England and Scotland before joining St Hilda’s School in Oxford.
She rose to fame in 2004 with Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, a fantasy novel that combines magic with a very realistic atmosphere and scrupulous detail. Its success was endorsed by critics and awards: Time Magazine named it the best fiction novel in 2004 and the same year it received the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. Two years later, she published a series of short stories under the title of The Ladies of Grace Adieu.
Her husband is the science fiction writer Colin Greenland, whom she lives with it since 1996.