We are delighted to be welcoming Megan Hunter, author of Waterstones Fiction Book of The Month 'The End We Start From', to Waterstones Cambridge. She will be joining us to discuss her newest novel, 'The Harpy', a dark, staggering fairy tale, as mythical and otherworldly as it is contemporary.
We are delighted to be welcoming Megan Hunter to Waterstones Cambridge to discuss her newest novel, The Harpy.Megan is the author of Waterstones Fiction Book of The Month The End We Start From, a gripping novel that paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening. The Harpy promises to be just as thrilling. Told in dazzling, musical prose, it is a dark, staggering fairy tale, at once mythical and otherworldly and fiercely contemporary. It is a novel of love, marriage and its failures, of power and revenge, of metamorphosis and renewal - we are so excited to hear Megan discuss it.A book signing will follow the event.The HarpyLucy and Jake live in a house by a field where the sun burns like a ball of fire. Lucy works from home but devotes her life to the children, to their finely tuned routine, and to the house itself, which comforts her like an old, sly friend. But then a man calls one afternoon with a shattering message: his wife has been having an affair with Lucy's husband, he wants her to know.The revelation marks a turning point: Lucy and Jake decide to stay together, but in a special arrangement designed to even the score and save their marriage, she will hurt him three times. Jake will not know when the hurt is coming, nor what form it will take.As the couple submit to a delicate game of crime and punishment, Lucy herself begins to change, surrendering to a transformation of both mind and body from which there is no return.