DescriptionThis signed copy will be released on 9th October 2019
OBSERVER BEST FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
Oh friend, take my hand – I’ve been so lonely!One winter night in Prague, Helen Franklin encounters her friend Karel, half-mad with fear.He has come into possession of a mysterious old manuscript, filled with testimonies that speak to Helen from 17th-century England, wartime Czechoslovakia, the sweat-soaked streets of Manila and 1920’s Turkey. All of them tell of being followed by a tall, silent woman in black, bearing a terrible message.Helen reads its contents with intrigue, but everything in her life is about to change.