Strange Hotel

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A nameless woman enters a non-descript hotel room she’s been in once before, many years ago. Though the room hasn’t changed, she has, as have the dimensions of her life. As she goes on to occupy a series of hotel rooms around the world – each of which reflects back some aspect of herself we begin to piece together the details of what transpires in these rooms, the rules of engagements she’s put in place for herself and the men she sometimes meets, and the outlines of the absence she is trying to forget. Gradually, we come to understand what it is the narrator seeks to contain within the anonymous rooms she is drawn to, and how she might become free.

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From the winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction

‘Powerful . . . truly a living and breathing thing.’ Financial Times


‘McBride is on blistering form.’ Sinéad Gleeson

‘Nothing else feels so fresh, so radically new.’ Garth Greenwell

‘An emotionally enchanting novel that gets deep under the skin.’ Dazed

A woman enters an Avignon hotel room. She’s been here once before – but while the room hasn’t changed, she is a different person now.

Forever caught between check-in and check-out, she will go on to occupy other hotel rooms, from Prague to Oslo, Auckland to Austin, each as anonymous as the last. There, amid the open suitcases, the matchbooks, cigarettes, keys and room-service wine, she will negotiate with memory, with the men she sometimes meets, and with what it might mean to return home.

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Weight 0.134 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

149

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K