Via New Directions in my inbox this morning comes this atmospheric cover design and intriguing blurb:
"Working on behalf of a cunning and mysterious couple, a woman embarks on a haunting search for a stranger (a child? somebody’s lover? a ghost?), undertaking a perplexing, dangerous, and apparently timeless journey that originates on a secluded country estate and leads deep into the center of the city. Love Hotel explores a heartbreaking and nightmarish world of unrelenting excess, impossible convergences, undeniable urges, and inexorable loss. Jane Unrue’s writing, beautifully cunning and mysterious, twists and turns and lures the reader on with an erotic magnetism of its own."
The pitch comes with a comparison to Turn of the Screw and promises of leaving one "unsettled, disturbed, and amazed." And this excerpt:
Immediately striking was the silence
no faint music
how lightning inducing a feeling of
One morning a man and his wife were working in the hay.
I felt none of what I had imagined feeling before I left my apartment building
None of what I felt when I got on the train.
And a mention of an author event in New York tomorrow. This is the most interesting book-about-love plug all day. Any Unrue fans out there? Good reading match for me?