ACHUKA Book of the Day 7 Oct 2020
A feminist retelling of Bluebeard.
Nia has met the man she wants to marry. Marcus is kind, clever and handsome, with a beard so dark it is nearly blue-black. Nia demands a single promise from him – that Marcus will never enter her study in the basement, her private space.
But when Marcus’s curiosity begins to mount Nia feels more and more uneasy. Will he betray her? Can he accept that no means no? Can a woman ever have a room of her own?
Laura Barrett is an illustrator inspired by the darker side of folk and fairy tales, and enjoys working in the medium of traditional Scherenschnitte (paper cutting). She ‘enjoyed flicking through fashion and interior design magazines as inspiration for talented protagonist Nia’s sharp eye for design.’
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