In the Garden of Monsters (Hardcover)

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In the Garden of Monsters (Hardcover)


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"A sinister romance and hypnotic Gothic fairytale--surreal and luscious with a fascinating twist on the story of Hades and Persephone." --Jennifer Saint, bestselling author of Ariadne

A woman with no past. A man who seems to know her. And a monstrous garden that could be the border between their worlds...

Italy, 1948

Julia Lombardi is a mystery even to herself. The beautiful model can't remember where she's from, where she's been or how she came to live in Rome. When she receives an offer to accompany celebrated eccentric artist Salvador Dal to the Sacro Bosco--Italy's Garden of Monsters--as his muse, she's strangely compelled to accept. It could be a chance to unlock the truth about her past...

Shrouded in shadow, the garden full of giant statues that sometimes seem alive is far from welcoming. Still, from the moment of their arrival at the palazzo, Julia is inexplicably drawn to their darkly enigmatic host, Ignazio. He's alluring yet terrifying--and he seems to know her.

Posing for Dal as the goddess Persephone, Julia finds the work to be perplexing, particularly as Dal descends deeper into his fanaticism. To him, she is Persephone, and he insists she must eat pomegranate seeds to rejoin her king.

Between Dal 's fevered persistence, Ignazio's uncanny familiarity and the agonizing whispered warnings that echo through the garden, Julia is soon on the verge of unraveling. And she begins to wonder if she's truly the mythical queen of the Underworld...
Product Details ISBN: 9780778310570
ISBN-10: 0778310574
Publisher: Mira Books
Publication Date: September 24th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English