The Night Brother
‘A rich and ambitious tale … Garland’s prose is a delight: playful and exuberant’ THE TIMES
From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a dazzling and provocative novel of adventure and belonging.
Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city’s streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, with only a dim memory of the dark hours.
Confused and frustrated at living a half-life, she decides to take control, distancing herself from Gnome once and for all. But can she ever be free from someone who knows her better than she knows herself?
Perfect for fans of Angela Carter, Sarah Waters and Erin Morgenstern and with echoes of Orlando and Jekyll & Hyde, this is a story about the vital importance of being honest with yourself. Every part of yourself. After all, no-one likes to be kept in the dark…
Praise for The Night Brother: -
”'Rosie Garland writes in a tumble of poetry, desire and passion, as intriguing and delicious as the story she tells” - Stella Duffy
”'A rich and ambitious tale … Garland's prose is a delight: playful and exuberant” - THE TIMES
”'Echoes of Angela Carter’s more fantastical fiction reverberate through this exuberant tale of a hermaphrodite Jekyll and Hyde figure …enjoyably energetic” - SUNDAY TIMES
Praise for The Palace of Curiosities: -
”'Garland’s lush prose is always a pleasure” - GUARDIAN
”'A jewel-box of a novel … Garland is a real literary talent: definitely an author to watch” - Sarah Waters
”'An alternately brutal and beautiful story about love and belonging in a vividly conveyed underworld, rich in carny phantasmagoria and lyrical romance” - METRO
”'Bewitching” - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
”'Reminds me of Angela Carter” - Jenni Murray