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Comes the Night by Hollis Hampton-Jones


Comes the Night by Hollis Hampton-Jones

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.


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

About the Author

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

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2011


Hollis Hampton-Jones

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Penguin Books Ltd


240 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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