By Alexander Chee
'An epic novel, brilliantly extravagant' Vogue
From a author praised via Junot Díaz as 'the fireplace, in my view, and the light', Alexander Chee's surprising epic The Queen of the evening follows one woman's upward thrust from circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned big name. For readers who enjoyed Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent.
A 'wild opera of a novel', The Queen of the Night tells the tale of Lilliet Berne, an orphan who leaves the yank frontier for Europe and is swept into the glamour and terror of moment Empire France. She turns into a sensation of the Paris Opera, with each accolade yet an unique position - her likelihood at immortality. while one is out there to her, she reveals the half is predicated on her inner most mystery, anything in simple terms 4 humans have ever recognized. yet who has betrayed her?
With 'epic sweep, lovely language, and haunting details', Alexander Chee stocks Lilliet's crafty transformation from circus rider to courtesan to mythical soprano, retracing the trail that ended in the position which can safe her acceptance - or ruin her with the secrets and techniques it unearths . . .
'One does not loads learn The Queen of the Night as one is bewitched through it' Hanya Yanagihara, writer of the fellow Booker shortlisted A Little Life
'A wild opera of a unique and the proper summer season learn: quick, shrewdpermanent, immersive and beautiful' Guardian
'A occasion . . . of creativity, ingenuity, patience, mastery and grace' New York Times
'A extra outstanding, richly imagined novel i have never learn in lots of years. From its heroine's first front, The Queen of the Night grabbed me and saved me rapt because it writhed and contorted its manner via love and homicide, courtesans and empresses, fates and curses' Financial Times
'A masterfully written ebook. Chee, simply, is masterful. I enjoyed this novel' Roxane Gay
A bestseller within the US, a brand new York occasions Editor's selection, a parent most sensible ebook of the summer season and a top e-book of the 12 months to date from Esquire, Refinery 29, and fiscal Times
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