Fans of Charles Palliser’s books, as well as readers of Sarah Waters and Michel Faber, will delight in this, his first new novel in over ten years. Hailed for fiction that is "mesmerizing, meticulous" (Entertainment Weekly), Palliser confirms his reputation as "our leading contemporary Victorian novelist" (The Guardian).
"Anybody who thought The Quincunx's 1,248 pages were too much will rush back to it after reading this excellent -page gothic pageturner."
Patrick Neale, Booksellers' Choice, The Bookseller
"Palliser creates a deliciously gothic atmosphere...an enjoyable read for a misty autumn night."
Stephanie Merritt, The Observer
"...Palliser’s hold on his narrative is enough to turn it into an exercise in pure form. As in a superior detective novel, character, scene and incidental detail fade away and all that remains is the thrill of the chase..."
"Palliser adds the modern pleasure of ambiguity to this rich and authentic confection of Gothic suspense."
"Few historical novelists weave such complexly absorbing plots as Charles Palliser and Rustication shows him delighting in his skill...a twisting, mesmerising story."
The Sunday Times
For Christmas I hope someone gives me a copy of Charles Palliser's new novel, Rustication: for fans of The Quincunx it's been a long, 15-year wait.
Lucy Lethbridge, Books of the Year 2013, The Observer
Charles Palliser will be reading from Rustication at:
TOPPING & COMPANY, The Paragon, Bath BA1 5LS at 8.00pm on Tuesday 19 November. Tickets are available in store or online at www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/charles-palliser/ at a cost of £6.00 which is redeemable against the price of the book.
Heffers Book shop, 20 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TY
at 6.30pm on Thursday 5 December. Tickets are available in store or online at https://charles-palliser.eventbrite.co.uk/ at a cost of £6.00. >> more