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Delphi

Delphi

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by Pollard, Clare | Ancient Greece
Published 20/04/2023 by Penguin Books Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 208 pages
129 x 197 x 17mm | 152g


'Vivid as fireworks ... Both terrifying and exhilarating' Doireann Ni Ghriofa, author of A Ghost in the Throat'Funny and sharp ... A hungry book, looking everywhere and seeing everything' ObserverIn a time more turbulent than any of us could have ever imagined, a woman is attempting to write a book about prophecy in the ancient world.

Navigating the tightening grip of lockdown, a marriage in crisis, and a ten-year-old son who seems increasingly unreachable, she becomes fixated on our many forms of divination and prediction: on oracles, tarot cards and tea leaves and the questions we have always asked as we scroll and click and rage against our fates.

But in doing so she fails to notice the future creeping into the heart of her own home. For despite our best intentions - our sacrifices and our bargains with the gods - time, certainty and, sometimes, those we love, can still slip away ...

Heartbreakingly relatable and achingly funny Delphi is both a snapshot and a time capsule, deftly capturing our pasts, our presents, and how we keep on going in a world that is ever more uncertain and absurd.

'Impressive ... What good fiction is meant to do' The New York Times'Bold, brave and uncompromising, Pollard has found a way to write about the last couple of years which is both truthful and enjoyable to read, which I didn't think was possible' Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of Everyone is Still Alive

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