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Stars Are Not Yet Bells

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Stars Are Not Yet Bells

Kategorier: Skönlitteratur Skönlitteratur: allmänt

A bittersweet, dreamlike love story, written in gorgeous prose, that explores the effects of dementia from award-winning writer Hannah Lillith Assadi.

'An unusual, intense, experimental novel' Daily MailIn the aftermath of the Great Depression, Elle Ranier marries Simon to escape a life of destitution. She leaves New York City for Lyra, a remote, wooded island off the south-eastern coast of America. There, amid rumours of strange jewels hidden beneath the water, Elle harbours a secret: her guest, Gabriel, is not a cousin but her lover.

Their time together is brief, but throughout her long marriage to Simon, Elle never forgets Gabriel. Half a century later, as the mists of dementia creep in, she is still haunted by his fate. Poignant and poetic, The Stars Are Not Yet Bells is a mesmerising exploration of the limits of memory, and the people we can never forget.

'Poignant . . . a testament to love and loss' Washington Post