In a remote mountain house, high in the French Alps, an author broods on Shelley’s creation. Reality and perception merge, fuelled by poisoned thoughts. Humankind makes monsters; but who really creates who? This is a book about reason, the imagination, and the creative act of reading and writing. Marcus Sedgwick’s ghostly, menacing novel celebrates the legacy of Mary Shelley’s literary debut in its bicentenary year.
“An ambitious and original take on the gothic” Fiona Noble, The Observer
“This slender, beautifully written novel is probably best read in one atmospheric sitting.” Suzi Feay, Guardian Review