Everyone that Melmoth seeks out must make a choice: to live with what
they’ve done, or be led into the darkness. Helen can’t stop reading, or shake the
feeling that someone is watching her. As her past finally catches up with her,
she too must choose which path to take.
We have followed the career of Sarah Perry from her debut After me comes the Flood to the sensational best-seller The Essex Serpent and we are delighted to welcome her back for her third novel, Melmoth. Inspired by the largely forgotten nineteenth century novel of the same name, Melmoth is an exquisitely written, gripping masterpiece of moral complexity, asking us profound questions about mercy, redemption,
and how to make the best of our conflicted world. An evening of gothic brilliance awaits…