Sarah Perry: Melmoth
Sarah Perry will be in conversation with Dan Vyleta as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival.
The Studio, Birmingham
Saturday 12th October, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
- In Conversation
- Questions & Answers
About the Event
Sarah Perry is one of the UK’s most celebrated novelists, and her second novel The Essex Serpent was a Sunday Times bestseller and Waterstones Book Of the Year 2016. Here she talks about her latest release Melmoth.
Melmoth is watching and she’s coming for the guilty.
One winter night in Prague, Helen Franklin encounters her friend Karel, half-mad with fear. He has come into possession of a mysterious old manuscript, filled with testimonies that speak to Helen from 17th-century England, wartime Czechoslovakia, the sweat-soaked streets of Manila and 1920s Turkey. All of them tell of being followed by a tall, silent woman in black, bearing a terrible message. Helen reads its contents with intrigue, but everything in her life is about to change.
A chilling, compulsive read, Sarah Perry’s third novel Melmoth is a haunting, Gothic tale of ordinary people making seemingly small decisions that lead to terrible consequences.
Melmoth will make you think, make you gasp, and make you question what you think you know.