The origins of Iris

Beth Lewis, 1986-

Book - 2021

"Iris flees New York City, and her abusive wife Claude, for the Catskill Mountains. When she was a child, Iris and her father found solace in the beauty and wilderness of the forest; now, years later, Iris has returned for time and space to clear her head, and to come to terms with the mistakes that have led her here. But what Iris doesn't expect in her journey of survival and self-discovery is to find herself -- literally. Trapped in a neglected cabin deep in the mountains, Iris is gr...udgingly forced to come face to face with a seemingly prettier, happier and better version of herself. Other Iris made different choices in life and love. But is she all she seems? Can she be trusted? What is she hiding? As a storm encroaches, threatening both their lives, time is running out for them to discover why they have been brought together, and what it means for their futures."--

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Subjects
Genres
Bildungsromans
Lesbian fiction
Fiction
Novels
Published
London : Hodder Studio 2021.
Language
English
Physical Description
321 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781529357684
1529357683
9781529357714
1529357713
Main Author
Beth Lewis, 1986- (author)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Iris flees New York City, and her abusive wife Claude, for the Catskill Mountains...Iris has returned for time and space to clear her head...But what Iris doesn't expect in her journey of survival and self-discovery is to find herself - literally...Trapped in a neglected cabin deep in the mountains, Iris is grudgingly forced to come face to face with a seemingly prettier, happier and better version of herself. Other Iris made different choices in life and love. But is she all she seems?"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Escaping her abusive wife, Iris heads to the Catskill Mountains where she, trapped in a neglected cabin deep in the mountains, comes face-to-face with a seemingly better version of herself and must figure out why they have been brought together and what it means for their futures. 10,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Author of the critically-acclaimed debut The Wolf Road, Beth Lewis returns with her brand new novel The Origins of Iris where Wild meets Sliding Doors.'I opened my eyes and the woman wearing my face opened hers at the same time.'Iris flees New York City, and her abusive wife Claude, for the Catskill Mountains. When she was a child, Iris and her father found solace in the beauty and wilderness of the forest; now, years later, Iris has returned for time and space to clear her head, and to come to terms with the mistakes that have led her here. But what Iris doesn't expect in her journey of survival and self-discovery is to find herself - literally.Trapped in a neglected cabin deep in the mountains, Iris is grudgingly forced to come face to face with a seemingly prettier, happier and better version of herself. Other Iris made different choices in life and love. But is she all she seems? Can she be trusted? What is she hiding?As a storm encroaches, threatening both their lives, time is running out for them to discover why they have been brought together, and what it means for their futures.An important, searing novel about one woman's journey in fleeing an abusive relationship and confronting the secrets of her past.