"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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/09/2004
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780552771788