A Theatre For Dreamers

1960. The world is dancing on the edge of revolution, and nowhere more so than on the Greek island of Hydra, where a circle of poets, painters and musicians live tangled lives, ruled by the writers Charmian Clift and George Johnston, troubled king and queen of bohemia. Forming within this circle is a triangle: its points the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzling wife Marianne Ihlen, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen. Into their midst arrives teenage Erica, with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. Settling on the periphery of this circle, she watches, entranced and disquieted, as a paradise unravels.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Delicious' Nigella Lawson'Clever and beguiling' Guardian'Sublime and immersive' Jojo MoyesErica is eighteen and ready for freedom. It's the summer of 1960 when she lands on the sun-baked Greek island of Hydra where she is swept up in a circle of bohemian poets, painters, musicians, writers and artists, living tangled lives. Life on their island paradise is heady, dream-like, a string of seemingly endless summer days. But nothing can last forever.'A surefire summer hit ... At once a blissful piece of escapism and a powerful meditation on art and sexuality' Observer'Heady armchair escapism ... An impressionistic, intoxicating rush of sensory experience' Sunday Times'If summer was suddenly like a novel, it would be like this one. Immaculate' Andrew O'Hagan

Additional information

Weight 256 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 25 mm
Author

Samson, Polly

Publisher

Bloomsbury

Imprint

Bloomsbury

Cover

Paperback

Pages

348

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K