Ready to sink your teeth into mystery, history, romance, and scandal? A.S. Byatt’s Possession won the 1990 Booker Prize and the 1990 Irish Times-Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize and has been included in best-book lists by Time Magazine and the BBC. This complex, passionate novel interweaves the story of a forbidden affair between two Victorian poets with the two modern-day academics who set out to discover the truth of the affair. Challenging social values and ideas of sexuality, class assumptions, and the institution of academia, Possession will sweep you away into its incredibly well-imagined world.
For twelve weeks, the readalong will delve into the intricacies of this marvelous book. Want to join the fun? Pick your copy up at Random House (in Canada; in the US, and in the UK), Amazon.ca, Amazon.com, Indigo.ca, and fine independent bookstores everywhere.
3 thoughts on “Get ready! The Possession Readalong begins on January 16th!”
Ready! Loved your Cloud Atlas read along, and now this meaty novel!
So glad you are doing a Possession read along. I love this book. Will do my best to get moving on re-reading it as soon as possible.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it! The Murakami was a close second, so that may become a summer readalong….