A Hardcover edition by Sandra Newman in English (May, 01 2019)
Format : Hardcover
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A story of love complicated by time travel 'a work of remarkable skill and invention, linguistic brio and righteous political intent...Truly astonishing...Capable of eliciting from even the most jaded reader both a kind of br>startles surprise and an unqualified admiration' Sarah Perry 'what a wonderful, strange, terrifying, brilliant novel this is' Kamila Shamsie, author of home fire new York, 2000. Kate and Ben meet at a party and fall instantly, irrevocably in love. Around them, the city glows. It is the first year without a war anywhere. A woman is President, and an air of camaraderie permeates the streets of Manhattan. Kate falls asleep, knowing she is loved. London, 1593. Kate wakes as Emilia - The mistress of a nobleman - and finds the plague at her door. Afflicted by premonitions of a burnt and lifeless city, she sets out to save the world. Each decision she makes will change her life with Ben for ever. A story of love and alternate universes, madness and time travel, the heavens is a dream bound up in a strange awakening; it is a novel of what we have lost, and what we might yet be able to save.