Strange hotel

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ISBN:9780571355143

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A nameless woman enters a non-descript hotel room she's been in once before, many years ago. Though the room hasn't changed, she has, as have the dimensions of her life. As she goes on to occupy a series of hotel rooms around the world - each of which reflects back some aspect of herself we begin to piece together the details of what transpires in these rooms, the rules of engagements she's put in place for herself and the men she sometimes meets, and the outlines of the absence she is trying to forget. Gradually, we come to understand what it is the narrator seeks to contain within the anonymous rooms she is drawn to, and how she might become free.

Format
Hardback
Categories
February Book NewsFiction
Published
06/02/2020
ISBN
9780571355143
Publisher
FABER & FABER
Weight
251kg

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Strange Hotel already has the stamp of immortality on it. A deep dissection of desire and aloneness, in its familiarity and strangeness, it seems even newer and more radical than McBride's previous novels. As Anne Enright has said, she is something of a genius. Sebastian Barry 'McBride is on blistering form.' Sinéad Gleeson

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