The Museum of Cathy by Anna Stothard
Today I have chosen an adult title. It was actually published in 2016 and I read and reviewed it for Lovereading.co.uk. It was fantastic. You can read my full review on the Lovereading page here. But here’s just a wee snippet…
I was completely swept away with this story. Stothard’s technique allows us to watch events unfold with regular insights into Cathy’s past that slowly reveal the reality of what she has been hiding from with a steadily rising sense of foreboding. I found the exploration of characters sensitively handled and yet provided enough suspense and contained a level of sinister tension that had me guessing just what each one may be capable of. This is exquisite, beautifully written prose and the use of the museum as a theme throughout with setting, a means of storytelling, and metaphor, is quite brilliantly executed.” – Lovereading.co.uk
And here’s the synopsis
From the author of the Orange Prize long-listed, The Pink Hotel Cathy is a young woman who escapes her feral childhood in a rundown chalet on the East coast of England to become a curator of natural history in Berlin. Although seemingly liberated from her destructive past, she commemorates her most significant memories and love affairs – one savage, one innocent, one full of potential – in a collection of objects that form a bizarre museum of her life. When an old lover turns up at a masked party at Berlin’s natural history museum and events take a terrifying turn, Cathy must confront their shared secrets in order to protect her future. This is an exquisitely crafted, rare and original work.’
The Museum of Cathy was published by salt publishing in November 2016.
Find out more about author Anna Stothard by visiting her website here.
Find out more about Salt Publishing by visiting their website here.