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The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent

作者 : Sarah Perry

出版社 : SERPENT'S TAIL

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《英國衛報》2016年小說類年度選書
科斯達小說獎決選名單
「最值得珍藏及記憶的史記類小說。」─《星期日泰晤士報》
Sarah Perry關於民俗學與科學,神話與信仰,友情與愛情的全新巨作

1893年的英國,Cora Seaborne與她的兒子Francis決定從倫敦搬到鄉間艾塞克斯郡居住。當地開始謠傳古老傳說「艾塞克斯之蛇」危害人間,有人看到神祕的蛇妖出現在沼澤地,甚至即將回到沿海的教區Aldwinter。身為現代女性及科學主義者,Cora對於蛇妖的謠言感到相當興奮,她相信將有新的物種即將被發現。當她出發調查神秘的蛇妖,碰巧遇上了Aldwinter教區的牧師William Ransome。兩人的相遇與「艾塞克斯之蛇」之間的關係,比他們想像的更密不可分,究竟這起神秘事件又將對兩人的生活帶來什麼樣的難以想像的後果? 

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London 1893. When Cora Seaborne's controlling husband dies, she steps into her new life as a widow with as much relief as sadness. Along with her son Francis - a curious, obsessive boy - she leaves town for Essex, in the hope that fresh air and open space will provide refuge.

On arrival, rumours reach them that the mythical Essex Serpent, once said to roam the marshes claiming lives, has returned to the coastal parish of Aldwinter. Cora, a keen amateur naturalist with no patience for superstition, is enthralled, convinced that what the local people think is a magical beast may be a yet-undiscovered species. As she sets out on its trail, she is introduced to William Ransome, Aldwinter's vicar, who is also deeply suspicious of the rumours, but thinks they are a distraction from true faith.

As he tries to calm his parishioners, Will and Cora strike up an intense relationship, and although they agree on absolutely nothing, they find themselves at once drawn together and torn apart, affecting each other in ways that surprise them both.
The Essex Serpent is a celebration of love, and the many different shapes it can take.
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