Virtual Book Club: 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Join a lively discussion with fellow book lovers via Zoom to discuss The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton.
In this dizzying literary puzzle, the hapless protagonist is doomed to relive the same day over and over unless he can solve a murder at a masquerade ball. The narrator, Aiden Bishop, wakes up in a forest outside Blackheath House, “a sprawling Georgian manor house,” not knowing who or where he is—or why he’s screaming the name Anna. A man in a beaked plague-doctor mask brings him up to speed: For eight days, Aiden will wake up in the body of a different witness to the shooting of young beauty Evelyn Hardcastle. If at the end of that extended week, during which Aiden will remember all that occurs, he fails to identify the killer and break the bizarre murder cycle, he will have his memory wiped and be forced to start from the beginning….It’s a fiendishly clever and amusing novel with explosive surprises…Turton’s debut is a brainy, action-filled sendup of the classic mystery. (Kirkus Reviews)
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