Sing, Nightingale

Sing, Nightingale

Marie Helene Poitras

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CBC BOOKS - CANADIAN FICTION TO READ IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2023

Peter Greenaway meets Angela Carter: a Gothic tale of secrets and revenge

When the curtain rises on Malmaison, it reveals a once-enchanting estate, quietly falling into darkness and ruin, and at the heart of it, a father, one of a long line of fathers who have flourished at the expense of those around them. The silence seems peaceful, but lurking under it is a deep malevolence, scores of ugly and violent secrets kept by cast-off mistresses and abandoned daughters.

Ever-greedy, the father brings in Aliénor, a woman who promises to make the lands give even more of themselves; the plants will flourish, the animals will multiply, each feast will be more sumptuous than the last. The father thinks the stage is set to satisfy his every desire, but Aliénor will bring a new script, one in which the hunters are hunted and a new reign will begin.

Product details

ISBN-13: 9781552454480

Number of pages: 176

Format: Paperback / softback Trade paperback (US)

Imprint: Coach House Books

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