Sisters
Daisy Johnson

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Narrated By: Daisy Edgar-Jones, Anna Koval

Duration: 4 hours and 35 minutes

What to expect

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The electrifying new novel from the Booker shortlisted author of Everything Under.

‘A short sharp explosion of a gothic thriller whose tension ratchets up and up to an ending of extraordinary lyricism and virtuosity’ Observer, Fiction to Watch Out For in 2020


Something unspeakable has happened to sisters July and September.

Desperate for a fresh start, their mother Sheela moves them across the country to an old family house that has a troubled life of its own. Noises come from behind the walls. Lights flicker of their own accord. Sleep feels impossible, dreams are endless.

In their new, unsettling surroundings, July finds that the fierce bond she’s always had with September – forged with a blood promise when they were children – is beginning to change in ways she cannot understand.

Taut, transfixing and profoundly moving, Sisters explodes with the fury and joy of adolescence. It is a story of sibling love and sibling envy to rival Shirley Jackson and Stephen King. With Sisters, Daisy Johnson confirms her standing among the most inventive and exciting young writers at work today.

** A NEW STATESMAN BOOK TO READ IN 2020**

©Daisy Johnson 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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A short, sharp explosion of a gothic thriller whose tension ratchets up and up to an ending of extraordinary lyricism and virtuosity.

Observer *Fiction to Look Out for in 2020*

[A] gothic masterpiece... You can't stop reading... This taut, lyrical firecracker of a book crescendos into an emotional ambush of a climax, which...confirms Johnson as a profoundly inventive and masterful storyteller.

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A tour-de-force... Johnson's prose seduces us with the promise of comfort and then yanks that comfort away.

Guardian *Book of the Day*

Exhilarating... A masterful follow up to her debut, Johnson's novel is quietly terrifying and certainly an apt read for 2020.

Evening Standard

A haunting, emotionally acute novel with a terrific twist.