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Comes the Night

by Hollis Hampton-Jones

Comes the Night Synopsis

Meade is nineteen and living in Paris with her twin brother, Ben Ho, far from their privileged upbringing in Nashville, Tennessee. Hers is a restless quest of balancing addictions: to her brother, her pills and her purging. But when Ben Ho falls for a girl at art school, Meade's precarious equilibrium is shaken. Meade descends into a vortex of glamour and passion with the fashion photographer who becomes her lover. As her sexual obsession shifts from her brother to her troubled Iranian lover, Meade cannot know she has made a tragic match with someone whose secrets go further, deeper and darker than anything she can fathom. A stark, unflinching novel with a dark heart, Comes the Night chronicles a fevered and tormented journey through the frothy, glossy world of fashion and the shadowy recesses of love.

Comes the Night Press Reviews

Gripping, brave and moving. A beautifully written, shocking and memorable meditation on the so-called life of a twenty-first century girl -- Helen Cross A hectic, tragic tale for those looking for something different * Image Magazine * By turns beautiful and uncomfortable, Comes the Night is a story of alienation, detachment and deterioration . . . gorgeous languages and imagery . . . stark, cinematic style . . . Comes the Night is a haunting and vivid book . . .bold, brave and beautifully written * For Books' Sake * Beautifully written. As concise and carefully crafted as poetry, without a single superfluous word, sentence or sentiment -- Bernardine Evaristo

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241142240
Publication date: 28th July 2011
Author: Hollis Hampton-Jones
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Hollis Hampton-Jones

Hollis Hampton-Jones is the author of the novel Vicious Spring. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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