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Strangers at the Port

Lauren Aimee Curtis

A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023

'Enchanting and haunting'
RACHEL RODDY

'A fable for our times'
SPECTATOR

'This novel amazed me. It is the work of a true original'
LUCIE ELVEN

'A seaside Gothic tale teeming with superstition and mistrust'
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Giulia is ten. She lives on the greenest island in a volcanic archipelago. She has never left. Her best friend, apart from her older sister Giovanna, is a donkey. Giulia and Giovanna's days on the island are shaped by ritual, community, superstition and isolation.

Until the men arrive. And a foreign yacht anchors at the port. And the vines begin to fail. And everything changes.

From the author of Dolores, Strangers at the Port is an exquisite, enchanted novel about myth and memory, suspicion and dislocation, emigrants and explorers.

  • Classification : GENERAL & LITERARY FICTION
  • Pub Date : MAY 9, 2024
  • Imprint : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Page Extent : 240
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781399608183
  • Price : INR 599
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Lauren Aimee Curtis

Lauren Aimee Curtis was born in Sydney. Her first book, Dolores, was shortlisted for the Readings Prize, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, and was selected as a New Statesman Book of the Year. She has written for Granta, The White Review and Sydney Review of Books, among other publications. In 2023, she was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists.

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