Luckenbooth by Jenni Fagan
Bookseller Review by Elle:
Welcome to 10 Luckenbooth Close. The year is 1910 and Jessie, the devils daughter, is sent to carry a child for a rich couple. However, when things go very wrong, a curse is placed on the building and we move through time with a collection of interconnected stories to meet the residents who live there. From a transgender party girl in the 1920s, to William S. Burroughs(!), to a depressed miner in the 1980s…
I was a bit wowed by how brilliant this was. Every single character is fleshed out with an incredible amount of care, they’re all incredibly complex yet all so compelling and likeable (even when they’re really quite horrible). Time flew by while I was reading and I just know that there are moments in this book that will stay with me long after turning the final page.
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