THE QUIET WOMAN stitches together a horrifyingly plausable near-future dystopian Britain and a typically Priestian account of an individual lost in the blurred boundaries between the real and the imagined.
It is a novel that bears comparison with the work of Kazuo Ishiguro and A.S.
Byatt as well as that of John Wyndham. In a country that has lost its way memories of past lives are distracting Alice Stockton.
Living alone after the break up of her marriage she makes a precarious living as a biographer yet finds herself powerfully and inexplicably influenced by the lives of others. A novel of uncertain personal histories and literary mystery set in a disturbingly real dystopian Britain, THE QUIET WOMAN is vintage Christopher Priest.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 11/12/2014
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780575121706