Islands of Mercy: From the bestselling author of The Gustav Sonata

Islands of Mercy: From the bestselling author of The Gustav Sonata

by Rose Tremain

'A hell of a read' Sunday Times 'Triumphant, and beautifully of the best novelists writing today' Sara Collins, Guardian All must gamble with their fate. But not all can win... In the city of Bath, in the year 1865 Jane Adeane, renowned for her restorative skills, is convinced that some other destiny will one day show itself to her. But when she finds herself torn between a dangerous affair with a female lover and the promise of a conventional marriage to an apparently respectable doctor, her desires begin to lead her towards a future she had never imagined... Discover the ultimate historical read. 'Terrific' The Times 'One of our most accomplished novelists' Observer 'One of my favourite writers' Nina Stibbe

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  • Binding : Paperback / softback
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Publication Date : 2021-07-08 00:00:00
  • Weight : 322g
  • Product Code : 9781529112276
  • Dimension : 197 x 127 x 29 mm

About Author

Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain's novels and short stories have been published in thirty countries and have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Dylan Thomas Award (The Colonel's Daughter and Other Stories), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country) and the South Bank Sky Arts Award (The Gustav Sonata). Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and a Dame in 2020. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes. Of Islands of Mercy, Rose Tremain writes= 'This novel explores the primal and timeless human quest to find meaning in a life, an aspiration which engages people in wildly different ways across the globe. I chose two contrasting locations= the genteel city of Bath and the harsh island of Borneo and unfolded in them both stories of sexual entrapment, material striving, loss of love, untimely death and - through them all - the desperate and unending search for places of consolation and solace.'