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Mortal Love
     

Mortal Love

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by Elizabeth Hand
 

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Swirling between eras and continents, Mortal Love is the intense tale of unforgettable characters caught in a whirlwind of art, love, and intrigue that will take your breath away.

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Swirling between eras and continents, Mortal Love is the intense tale of unforgettable characters caught in a whirlwind of art, love, and intrigue that will take your breath away.

Editorial Reviews

Michael Dirda
“A brilliant novel like Elizabeth Hand’s recent Mortal Love deserves all the readers it can get.”
Peter Straub
“ I think she has written the best book of her generation.”
John Crowley
“Don’t turn the pages too fast–if you can help it.”
Kelly Link
“You don’t so much read this novel as drink it down, like absinthe.”
James Reese
“A great gothic read, and one that dishes up all the dark delights.”
Alisa Kwitney
“Mortal Love is a wildly intelligent, dangerously sexy read.”
People Magazine
"A literary page-turner…deeply pleasurable…Hand’s lushly worded tale is consistently gripping. … A delightful waking dream." (Four stars)
People
“A literary page-turner…deeply pleasurable…Hand’s lushly worded tale is consistently gripping. … A delightful waking dream.” (Four stars)
Washington Post Book World
“At once a painting in prose, an investigation into artistic obsession and a re-evaluation…. Ambitious and richly imagined.”
Village Voice
“The novel succeeds as both a thriller and a meditation on the mysterious nature of inspiration.”
BookPage
“A lushly written treat that is also that rarest of things, a thought-provoking literary page-turner.”
Detroit Free Press
“Mortal Love is bewitching, sexy, creepy and, under all, dazzlingly romantic.”
Bradford Morrow
“Elizabeth Hand is a writer whose vision, and whose writing into that extraordinary vision of hers, is exceptional…”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061051708
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/29/2004
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.21(d)

What People are Saying About This

Peter Straub
“ I think she has written the best book of her generation.”
Michael Dirda
“A brilliant novel like Elizabeth Hand’s recent Mortal Love deserves all the readers it can get.”
Kelly Link
“You don’t so much read this novel as drink it down, like absinthe.”
Bradford Morrow
“Elizabeth Hand is a writer whose vision, and whose writing into that extraordinary vision of hers, is exceptional…”
John Crowley
“Don’t turn the pages too fastif you can help it.”
Alisa Kwitney
“Mortal Love is a wildly intelligent, dangerously sexy read.”
James Reese
“A great gothic read, and one that dishes up all the dark delights.”

Meet the Author

A New York Times notable and multiple award– winning author, Elizabeth Hand has written seven novels, including the cult classic Waking the Moon, and short-story collections. She is a longtime contributor to numerous publications, including the Washington Post Book World and the Village Voice Literary Supplement. She and her two children divide their time between the coast of Maine and North London.

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4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LadyLucyLehn More than 1 year ago
I could not get into this book at all. I was still not interested in the storyline half way through but I kept reading hoping it would get better. It didn't. I am a huge fan of historical fiction, art, and magic/whimsy and this book has a little of it all tied into one story but surprisingly it was a terrible combination. Few of the characters were interesting, almost none could be related to, and the storyline was confusing and jumped around--and not in an interesting way. I really wanted to enjoy this, but it was just awful.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I didn't really like this book when I started it, but by the time I finished it I was hooked. The book and its characters draw you in.