Bodies of Light - Sarah Moss

Bodies of Light by Sarah Moss is a deeply poignant tale of a psychologically tumultuous nineteenth century upbringing set in the atmospheric world of Pre-Raphaelitism and the early suffrage movement. Ally (older sister of May in Night Waking), is intelligent, studious and engaged in an eternal - and losing - battle to gain her mother's approval and affection. Her mother, Elizabeth, is a religious zealot, keener on feeding the poor and saving prostitutes than on embracing the challenges of motherhood. Even when Ally wins a scholarship and is accepted as one of the first female students to read medicine in London, it still doesn't seem good enough. The first in a two-book sequence, Bodies of Light will propel Sarah Moss into the upper echelons of British novelists. It is a triumphant piece of historical fiction and a profoundly moving master class in characterisation.

Book Title: 

Bodies of Light

Author: 

Moss, Sarah

Publisher: 

Granta

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2014

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9781847089090

Pages: 

309

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

19.8 × 12.9 × 2 cm

Book Weight: 

0.217 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R205.00

Price: 

ZAR85.00 

In Stock: 

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Front cover of Bodies of Light by Sarah Mosse
Back cover of Bodies of Light by Sarah Mosse