The Giant Dark
‘Heartbreaking, beautiful, epic. I loved it’
KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE
Author of The Mercies
‘A beautiful and imaginative reinterpretation that had me spellbound’
Author of Ariadne
‘Blindingly brilliant . . . I cannot wait to read everything she writes’
Author of Everything Under and Sisters
She was never meant to be an ordinary woman, reading out her history as if it belonged to us. She was more than that. She was the way of learning the world.
It was the last time most of us would see her but we didn’t know that then.
Aida is the defining rock star of her age; her every move observed, examined and owned by a devoted, cultish fanbase. When she disappears without a trace into a complicated love affair they are determined to find her, uncover her truths and own her once more.
Aida and Ehsan reconnect after a decade apart, hoping to recapture the innocent, lost love of their youth. Before long, their connection is strained by secrets and jealousies and the past begins to blur with their present as they follow in the footsteps of mythic lovers before them.
The Giant Dark is an award-winning debut novel about love and fame. Inspired by the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, it explores the consuming and devastating effects of using a lover as a muse.
‘Rich and immersive . . . A book to lose yourself in’
Author of Salt Slow
‘A brilliant, intoxicating reimagining. A heady brew of art, love and its cataclysmic impact’
Author of Nudibranch
Rich and immersive, The Giant Dark is a gorgeous novel about love and trauma, jealousy, art, and the mythologising effects of fame. A book to lose yourself in -- Julia Armfield Blindingly brilliant. Hasin is a force to be reckoned with and I cannot wait to read everything she writes -- Daisy Johnson A brilliant, intoxicating reimagining. A heady brew of art, love and its cataclysmic impact -- Irenosen Okojie A magical and dark story of lovers and muses, jealousy and secrets, and music, brilliantly told in Hasin's precise and devastating prose -- Nikesh Shukla
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