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The Glass Ocean

  • Author
    • Lori Baker
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The Glass Ocean is a story of becoming. Flamehaired, six-foot-two in stocking feet, newly orphaned Carlotta Dell'oro recounts the lives of her parents - solitary glassmaker Leonardo Dell'oro and beautiful, unreachable Clotilde Girard - and discovers in their loves and losses, their omissions and obsessions, the circumstances of her abandonment and the weight of her inheritance. With a master artisan's patience and exquisite craft, debut novelist Lori Baker has created a gemlike Victorian world, a place where mistakes of the past reappear in the future, art can destroy, and family is not to be trusted.
  • Published: Sep 04 2014
  • Pages: 352
  • 198 x 127mm
  • ISBN: 9781844089482
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Press Reviews

  • Thomas Pynchon

    An adventure of dreamlike momentum and romantic intensity, brought alive by a storyteller with uncanny access to the Victorians, not only to the closely-woven texture of their days but also to the dangerous nocturnal fires being attended to in their hearts
  • Guardian
    Dazzling . . . a haunting gem of a novel that subtly makes its mark. In The Glass Ocean, Baker has created a compelling, unforgettable version of Victorian England