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Read online The Perfect Place.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Perfect Place Sheila Kohler is on tour to promote the paperback reprints of i Crossways i and i The Perfect Place i b .

i A wholly entrancing narrative Kohler has a fine ear for truth and untruth and the musical possibilities of their interplay i i J M Coetzee Nobel Prize winning author of i Disgrace .

At a hotel in Switzerland a mysterious and elegant woman is recovering from an unspecified illness One day a man approaches her on the terrace You were a friend of Daisy Summers he says With that simple statement begins the unraveling of a decades old mystery and a journey into a mind as fascinatingly intelligent and amoral as readers have seen since Patricia Highsmith unleashed i The Talented Mr Ripley i .

Other Press is proud to reissue Sheila Kohler s stunning debut novel In the fifteen years since first publication of i The Perfect Place i Kohler has staked her own terrain in a series of unique and seductive novels and short stories that have been internationally acclaimed .

Once in a while a novel appears which stands out i The Perfect Place i is such a book Convincing as case history and an engrossing entertainment i Sunday Times i U K .

Magnificent totally gripping through Kohler s subtle and poetic mastery of style and form Unforgettable D M Thomas author of i The White Hotel i by Sheila Kohler

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