Black Narcissus


by Godden, Rumer | Fiction
Published 07/02/2013 by Virago
Paperback | 272 pages

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‘I envy anyone reading it for the first time’ AMANDA COE’

[Godden has] a genius for storytelling’ EVENING STANDARD

High in the Himalayas, the mountaintop palace shines like a jewel. Built for the General’s harem, laughter and music once floated out over the gorge. Now it sits abandoned, windswept and haunting.

The palace is bestowed to the Sisters of Mary, and what was once known as ‘the House of Women’ becomes the Convent of St Faith. Close to the heavens, the nuns feel inspired, working fervently to establish their school and hospital. But as the isolation and emptiness of the mountain become increasingly unsettling, passions long repressed emerge with tragic consequences .