The Invention of Love and Death

The Invention of Love and Death

Gabrielle Alioth

During her first night in Madison, a woman dies in the hotel room next door – whether she was murdered is at first unclear. On subsequent legs of her journey, still puzzling over this incident, the narrator begins to fall in love with the hero of her latest novel, Duncan, who was one of the first British immigrants to the New World in the 17th century. In her imagination she identifies with Megan, Duncan's lover, and lives with him in a Newfoundland settlement. Despite this blending of reality and fiction she becomes aware that her story is an escape from real love – and from the police looking for the Madison murderer.

"In her books, Gabrielle Alioth keeps a firm grip upon narrative threads, interlacing them like scenes in a monumental Breughel painting." (Der Tagesspiegel)

The Invention of Love and Death

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