New PDF release: The Queen of the Night

By Alexander Chee

'An epic novel, brilliantly extravagant' Vogue

From a author praised by way of Junot Díaz as 'the fireplace, for my part, and the light', Alexander Chee's unbelievable epic The Queen of the evening follows one woman's upward push from circus rider to courtesan to world-renowned famous person. 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 yankee 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. whilst one is available to her, she unearths the half relies on her private mystery, whatever basically 4 humans have ever recognized. yet who has betrayed her?

With 'epic sweep, wonderful language, and haunting details', Alexander Chee stocks Lilliet's crafty transformation from circus rider to courtesan to mythical soprano, retracing the trail that resulted in the position that may safe her recognition - or break her with the secrets and techniques it unearths . . .

'One does not loads learn The Queen of the Night as one is bewitched via it' Hanya Yanagihara, writer of the guy Booker shortlisted A Little Life

'A wild opera of a singular and the right summer season learn: speedy, clever, immersive and beautiful' Guardian

'A occasion . . . of creativity, ingenuity, patience, mastery and grace' New York Times

'A extra remarkable, 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 method via love and homicide, courtesans and empresses, fates and curses' Financial Times

'A masterfully written e-book. Chee, simply, is masterful. I enjoyed this novel' Roxane Gay

A bestseller within the US, a brand new York occasions Editor's selection, a mother or father most sensible publication of the summer time and a top publication of the 12 months to date from Esquire, Refinery 29, and fiscal Times

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