Armfield, Julia - Private Rites

Armfield, Julia - Private Rites

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Private Rites by Julia Armfield

A haunting novel of three estranged sisters, Isla, Irene, and Agnes, navigating queer love, faith, and a world reshaped by endless rain in the face of their father's mysterious death. This literary horror with gothic undertones explores themes of family secrets, grief, and the power of the unknown.

Following a seemingly endless downpour that has reshaped the world, estranged sisters Isla, Irene, and Agnes reunite for their architect father's funeral. His grand glass house, a symbol of his legacy in the new world, becomes the center of unsettling events. As the sisters grapple with grief and the secrets of their past, they uncover a sinister truth about their mother's disappearance and a possible connection to their father's work. Chosen for a mysterious purpose, the sisters must confront their past and fight for survival in a world teetering on the brink.

LGBT Themes: The book explores themes of queer love and identity.

Relevant Tags: Literary fiction, horror, gothic, family drama, estranged siblings, queer fiction, environmental apocalypse, religious themes, secrets

Book Details:

  • Genre: Literary Fiction, Horror
  • Pages: 208
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Release Date: June 19, 2024
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