Sleep, Pale Sister

Sleep, Pale Sister

Book - 2004
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Sleep, Pale Sister , a powerful, atmospheric and blackly gothic evocation of Victorian artistic life, was originally published before Joanne Harris achieved worldwide recognition with Chocolat.

Henry Chester, a domineering and puritanical Victorian artist, is in search of the perfect model. In nine-year-old Effie he finds her.

Ten years later, lovely, childlike and sedated, Effie seems the ideal wife. But something inside her is about to awaken.

Drawn into a dangerous underworld of prostitution, murder and blackmail, she must finally plan her revenge.

Publisher: London : Black Swan, 2004.
ISBN: 9780552771788
Characteristics: 389 pages


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CRRL_MegRaymond Jan 25, 2018

An artist finds his muse in a beautiful young street urchin. He marries her, and is ... distraught ... that she insists on growing up.

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