The Binding

de Bridget Collins (2019)

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Imagine you could erase grief.
Imagine you could remove pain.
Imagine you could hide the darkest, most horrifying secret.
Forever.

Young Emmett Farmer is working in the fields when a strange letter arrives summoning him away from his family. He is to begin an apprenticeship as a Bookbinder—a vocation that arouses fear, superstition, and prejudice among their small community but one neither he nor his parents can afford to refuse.

For as long as he can recall, Emmett has been drawn to books, even though they are strictly forbidden. Bookbinding is a sacred calling, Seredith informs her new apprentice, and he is a binder born. Under the old woman’s watchful eye, Emmett learns to hand-craft the elegant leather-bound volumes. Within each one they will capture something unique and extraordinary: a memory. If there’s something you want to forget, a binder can help. If there’s something you need to erase, they can assist. Within the pages of the books they create, secrets are concealed and the past is locked away. In a vault under his mentor’s workshop, rows upon rows of books are meticulously stored.

But while Seredith is an artisan, there are others of their kind, avaricious and amoral tradesman who use their talents for dark ends—and just as Emmett begins to settle into his new circumstances, he makes an astonishing discovery: one of the books has his name on it. Soon, everything he thought he understood about his life will be dramatically rewritten.

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2019 Editions HarperCollins

Anglaise Langue anglaise | 448 pages | Sortie : 10 Janvier 2019 | ISBN : 9780008288594

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  • Jennifer_tartiflette Le 03 Avril 2019 à 22:55
    Assez déçue par l'univers sous-développé pourtant plein de potentiel et par les révélations, qui n'en sont pas réellement, trop évidentes. Il y aussi comme un goût d'inachevé. Cela dit, j'ai adoré la romance, c'est ce qui a sauvé le livre !

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