Private Rites: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Private Rites: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages
Published: 11/06/2024
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From the author of the acclaimed Our Wives Under the Sea comes a breathlessly imaginative and insightful novel set at the end of the world, as three sisters gather to administer their late architect father's estate.

Signed Edition - a Standard Edition is also available

The bestselling author of Our Wives Under the Sea returns with a stunning, unsettling novel following three sisters navigating queer love and faith at the end of the world.

It's been raining for a long time now, for so long that the lands have reshaped themselves and the cities have retreated to higher storeys. Old places have been lost. Arcane rituals and religions have crept back into practice.

Sisters Isla, Irene and Agnes have not spoken in some time when their estranged father dies. A famous architect revered for making the new world navigable, he had long cut himself off from public life. They find themselves uncertain of how to grieve his passing when everything around them seems to be ending anyway.

As the sisters come together to clear the grand glass house that is the pinnacle of his legacy, they begin to sense that the magnetic influence of their father lives on through it. Soon it becomes clear that others have also taken an interest in both his estate and in them, and that perhaps their inheritance may not be theirs alone.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008708931
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 222 x 141 x 16 mm

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“Harrowingly beautiful”

Private Rites is the climate disaster novel I never knew I needed! Julia Armfield has taken all the tension and uneasy dread from Our Wives Under The Sea and perfected it to capture the collapsing of life in a... More

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“A compelling twist on the end of the world!”

'Private Rites' follows the story of three sisters after the death of their father. The world is now covered in water & won't stop raining, the novel follows the sister's fractured relationship... More

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“Flawlessly written dystopia with a sinister twist”

"How, she wondered, is one supposed to grieve an absence when that absence is familiar? What, she wondered, was grief without a clear departure to regret."

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