The Night Brother by Rosie Garland

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Read The Night Brother Online Free - From the author of The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen comes a dazzling and provocative new novel of adventure, mystery and belonging. The Night Brother shifts tantalisingly between day and night, exploring questions of identity, sexual equality and how well we know ourselves. Perfect for fans of Angela Carter, Sarah Waters and Erin Morgenstern.

Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city’s streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair mature, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie is confined to the day. She wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, and confused at living a half-life.

Reaching the cusp of adulthood, Edie’s confusion turns to resentment and she is determined to distance herself from Gnome once and for all. But can she ever be free from someone who knows her better than she knows herself?

Exploring the furthest limits of sexual and gender fluidity, this is a story about the vital importance of being honest with yourself. Every part of yourself. After all, no-one likes to be kept in the dark.

Title : The Night Brother
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ISBN : 0008166102
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Aoife rated it ★★★★☆

August 03, 2017

I received a free copy of this book from the author/publishers via NetGalley. Edie Latchford is always battling another side of herself - her brother Gnome, who she transforms into every night. The two siblings share one body and as they grow older, their struggles for control become more vicious...

Liz rated it ★★★★☆

May 29, 2017

The Night Brother is quite difficult to put into words. The writing throughout screams quality. It screams quality because reading Garland’s book exhibits knowledge and experience. Experience in the sense that this is not author’s first book. It’s a solid, solid read and one that can easily be ap...

Thehappymeerkat rated it ★★★★★

February 22, 2017

In the 1890s in Manchester, Young siblings Edie and her brother Gnome sneak out to spend a wonderful night having fun and watching fireworks. As the pair grow up, though, Gnome enjoys the night and his antics cause trouble so Edie tries to distance herself. But how far away can she really get fro...

Angela rated it ★★★★★

July 12, 2017

The Night Brother By Rosie Garland A fascinating tale of two souls in one body. Edie is present during daylight hours, and Gnome appears during the night - Edie's body being magically transformed into a male. Edie's mother despises her, and looks forward to Gnomes nightly visits - she allows him to...

The Idle Woman rated it ★★★☆☆

April 14, 2017

3.5 stars. Edie and her brother Herbert, nicknamed Gnome, do everything together. As children, growing up above their mother's pub in late 19th-century Manchester, they roam the streets by night, sneaking into firework shows and exploring their town. But, as the years go on, Edie begins to resent...

Breakaway rated it ★★★☆☆

July 04, 2017

Adventure and mystery and so much more in this book. In the late nineteenth century two Manchester siblings, Edie and Gnome, bicker and scream their way through the city’s streets, embracing its charms and dangers. However, as they mature it is Gnome who revels in the night time while Edie is conf...

Jeanette rated it ★★★★★

June 17, 2017

Edie is a sensible, ambitious girl who longs for more from life. Gnome is a adventurer who longs to escape his circumstances. They grow up together in a pub in Victorian Manchester, increasingly in conflict with each other and with their mother and grandmother. The story charts their growth, their...

Wendy rated it ★★★★★

May 24, 2017

After previously spending time in A Palace of Curiosities and travelling back to the 14th century with Vixen, I was over the moon to discover the same staggeringly talented author of these two books has a new one on the horizon - The Night Brother . Once again I find myself lost in the reverie of...

Johanna rated it ★★★★★

June 27, 2017

Another great novel by Rosie Garland. Again a well-chosen contemporary topic in a compelling historical novel.

Lesley rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 10, 2017

Only read a few pages in the beginning and ditto at the end. Writing didn't flow for me.. YA ?

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