By Iain Pears
From the writer of the overseas most sensible seller An example of the Fingerpost, Arcadia is an wonderful paintings of imagination.
Three interlocking worlds. 4 humans searching for solutions. yet who controls the future—or the past?
In Nineteen Sixties Oxford, Professor Henry Lytten is trying to write down a myth novel that forgoes the magic of his predecessors, J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. He unearths an not likely confidante in his quick-witted, inquisitive younger neighbor Rosie. sooner or later, whereas chasing Lytten’s cat, Rosie encounters a doorway in his cellar. She steps via and reveals herself in an idyllic, pastoral land the place Storytellers are respected particularly others. There she meets a tender guy who's approximately to embark on a quest of his own—and could be the one probability Rosie has of returning domestic. those breathtaking adventures finally intertwine with the tale of an eccentric psychomathematician whose step forward discovery will impact all of those varied lives and worlds.
Dazzlingly artistic and deeply pleasurable, Arcadia checks the limits of storytelling and asks: If the previous can swap the long run, then may perhaps the long run additionally indelibly regulate the earlier?
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