By Adam Foulds
“It has been your time due to the fact that i've got learn a booklet as richly sown with good looks . . . A extraordinary paintings, impressive for the precision and power of its perceptions and for the winning intricacy of its prose.” —James wooden, The New Yorker
A visionary novel by means of "one of the main proficient writers of his generation"—The Times Literary Supplement
Shortlisted for the guy Booker Prize
Based on actual occasions, The Quickening Maze received over united kingdom critics and readers alike with its rapturous prose and brilliant exploration of poetry and insanity. traditionally exact but brilliantly imagined, this is often the debut e-book of this stylish and riveting novel within the United States.
In 1837, after years of being affected by alcoholism and melancholy, the good nature poet John Clare reveals himself in excessive Beach—a psychological establishment positioned in Epping woodland at the outskirts of London. it isn't lengthy sooner than one other famed author, the younger Alfred Tennyson, strikes within reach and grows entwined within the catastrophic schemes of the hospital's proprietor, the strange Dr. Matthew Allen, his lonely adolescent daughter, and a coterie of mysterious neighborhood characters. With lyrical grace, the cloistered global of excessive seashore and its citizens are introduced richly to existence during this mesmerizing book.