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Piranesi

(2020)
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Awards
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel
Costa Book Awards Best Novel (nominee)
New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction
World Fantasy Awards Finalist

From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.

Piranesi's house is no ordinary building: its rooms are infinite, its corridors endless, its walls are lined with thousands upon thousands of statues, each one different from all the others. Within the labyrinth of halls an ocean is imprisoned; waves thunder up staircases, rooms are flooded in an instant. But Piranesi is not afraid; he understands the tides as he understands the pattern of the labyrinth itself. He lives to explore the house.

There is one other person in the house-a man called The Other, who visits Piranesi twice a week and asks for help with research into A Great and Secret Knowledge. But as Piranesi explores, evidence emerges of another person, and a terrible truth begins to unravel, revealing a world beyond the one Piranesi has always known.

For readers of Neil Gaiman's
The Ocean at the End of the Lane and fans of Madeline Miller's Circe, Piranesi introduces an astonishing new world, an infinite labyrinth, full of startling images and surreal beauty, haunted by the tides and the clouds.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Piranesi astonished me. It is a miraculous and luminous feat of storytelling, at once a gripping mystery, an adventure through a brilliant new fantasy world, and a deep meditation on the human condition: feeling lost, and being found. I already want to be back in its haunting and beautiful halls!" - Madeline Miller

"What a world Susanna Clarke conjures into being, what a tick-tock-tick-tock of reveals, what a pure protagonist, what a morally squalid supporting cast, what beauty, tension and restraint, and what a pitch-perfect ending. Piranesi is an exquisite puzzle-box far, far bigger on the inside than it is on the outside." - David Mitchell

"Piranesi is a gorgeous, spellbinding mystery that gently unravels page by page. Precisely the sort of book that I love wordlessly handing to someone so they can have the pleasure of uncovering its secrets for themselves. This book is a treasure, washed up upon a forgotten shore, waiting to be discovered." - Erin Morgenstern


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April 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Piranesi
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ISBN: 1-4328-8657-6 / 978-1-4328-8657-8 (USA edition)
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September 2020 : USA Hardback
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September 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Piranesi: SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021 (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Author(s): Susanna Clarke
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January 2020 : Hardback
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2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Piranesi
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Paperback Editions

March 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: Piranesi
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ISBN: 1-4328-9508-7 / 978-1-4328-9508-2 (USA edition)
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September 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Piranesi
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ISBN: 1-63557-780-2 / 978-1-63557-780-8 (USA edition)
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August 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Piranesi: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021 (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Author(s): Susanna Clarke
ISBN: 1-5266-2243-2 / 978-1-5266-2243-3 (UK edition)
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September 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Piranesi
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ISBN: 1-5266-2260-2 / 978-1-5266-2260-0 (UK edition)
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September 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Piranesi
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September 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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September 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Piranesi
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Title: Piranesi
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September 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Piranesi
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September 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Piranesi: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE 2021
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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