Borrow
Buy

The Story of Blanche and Marie

by Per Olov Enquist

I felt unease and a sense of dread as the story unfolded in a kind of diary building up through hints and echoes, repeating themes like a piece of music - eerie music lit by the blue glow of radium. But perhaps Blanche does tell us the secret of love in the end?

Extract

Her hands were scarred. Love had burned itself into her hands, as if she were an animal and radium a branding iron.
Translated by Tiina Nunnally

Parallels

Faces in the Water by Janet Frame
The True History of the Elephant Man by Michael Howell & Peter Ford
The Periodic Table by Primo Levi
 

Read Extract

Books with similar rating

Borrow

1. Select UK region:

Not in the UK?

Scotland Norther Ireland North East of England North West of England Yorkshire and the Humber Wales West Midlands East Midlands East of England London South West of England South East of England

Sign in

 
Email:
 
Password:

Whichbook Sign Up

Enter your email address to get started:

First name:
Last name:
Password:
Confirm password:

Alerts

Email alerts are only available for registered users.