Mountains of the Moon

Mountains of the Moon


A woman in her thirties is released from prison, with a new name and not much else. She begins to make a fresh start but the present is soon invaded by fragments from her past.

Unsettling, hallucinatory and without precedent, Mountains of the Moon is the tragic account of a broken life, but, against all expectation, it amounts to something utterly beautiful.


  • A beautiful, strange novel about drab, dangerous lives. Kay's imagination is exuberant, her language musical and her narrative both fantastically intricate and structurally sound
    Lucy Hughes-Hallett, New Statesman

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I J Kay

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