The Nature of Monsters
By Clare Clark
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151012060, 400pp.)
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
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Clare Clark is the author of four novels, including The Great Stink, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize and was named a Washington Post Best Book of the Year, and Savage Lands, which was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2010. Her work has been translated into five languages. She lives in London.
PRAISE FOR THE GREAT STINK"In rich Dickensian detail, Clark creates the whole city teeming with life and decay . . . It’s a gripping exploration of the unmentionable currents that run beneath the surface of our livesand it reeks of talent."THE WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD"A crackerjack historical novel that combines the creepy intrigue of Caleb Carr, the sensory overload of Peter Ackroyd and the academic curiosity of A. S. Byatt."LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Clark''s empathetic portrait of the power
"Brave, full-hearted . . .A compelling story which will draw in, for different reasons, fans of Sarah Waters'' dense narrative complexities and Andrew Miller''s metaphysical horrors. Clark meets the 18th century on its own terms: knocks its wig off, twists its private parts and spits in its eye."
"Clark has talent and energy to burn."