The Parentations by Kate Mayfield

Review published on April 1, 2018.

A dozen people’s lives intertwined through immortality – an interesting read.

This novel takes place across several centuries as unusual circumstances lead a dozen characters to become immortal. How their lives develop and intertwine is the main part of the plot as deceit, murder and love govern their existence. All the characters therefore are well-developed and the description of a changing London over several centuries is obviously well-researched and engaging.

An interesting and original concept, this novel is well-written and worth a look if the reader is after something a little different. It’s hard to categorise – the publishers call it speculative fiction (not that I know what that means) but it could be labelled perhaps within fantasy or magic realism. I enjoyed it and would recommend it.

Paul Allard 4/4

The Parentations by Kate Mayfield
Point Blank 9781786072429 hbk Mar 2018

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