Reading: The palace of Curiosities by Rosie Garland
This novel is truly a “jewel box of a novel”. The chapters are intersperse between the two main characters Abel who remembers nothing of his past and is invincible with no knife or cuts that can hurt him as the skin instantly heels itself. And then there is Eve, the furry lion faced woman – both meet when they get recruited into a circus act.
And then the inevitable happens. They fall in love. Follow the madness, suspenseful, tender journey of them both.
It’s Rosie Garland’s debut novel. Love the book cover design, even though you’re dizzy with the number of type going on the cover. It’s a magical, dizzy kind of fiction. Loved it.