Musing on an empty novel

Muse. By Susan Irvine, Quercus, €20.25

13th September, 2008

Muse. By Susan Irvine, Quercus, €20.25

This is one of the most opaque and garbled novels I have ever read, and it was a trial from start to finish. Its anti-heroine, Naomi Price, is a stylist for a fashion magazine, sent to Paris for her first big, solo photoshoot. While there, a young concierge at her hotel gives her a poem he has written about her - the first sign of an intense fixation that...

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