The Long Sonata of the Dead
In pursuit of the find of a lifetime, an academic confronts an old rival.
Once visited by the likes of Charles Dickens, William Thackeray, and George Eliot, the London Library is a maze of books—a jumble of first editions and forgotten texts. For Tony, it is a refuge from the failure his life has become—and it is about to be invaded by a destructive old friend.
Adam is a world-renowned…