Daughters of The Labyrinth (Hardback)Ruth Padel (author)
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 36 mm
Ruth Padel brings a poet's ear for internal musical pattern, and deep and loving knowledge of the stones, light and colours of Crete, as she winds us into coils within coils of a family's dark history. She combines dramatic storytelling with moving reflectiveness, asking us to think again about whether it is better to remember or to forget? * Marina Warner *
Padel deftly sketches the complications of family as she teases away at questions of identity and home. Animated by keen imaginative empathy and a strong sense of place, this moving, satisfying, layered novel will transport you to the amethyst Aegean even as the real thing remains out of reach. -- Stephanie Cross * Daily Mail *
Daughters of the Labyrinth [is] a moving and superbly written exploration of a Cretan family with dark secrets. Crete itself becomes one of the main characters in the story. -- Martin Doyle * The Irish Times *
It is rare to come across literary fiction as satisfying as Ruth Padel's Daughters of the Labyrinth - and I can't recommend it highly enough...Padel succeeds triumphantly [in addressing the Jewish condition] and the whiff of authenticity seeps from every page. -- Jenni Frazer * Jewish Chronicle *
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