Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall is a British author known for her distinctive literary fiction. She has received acclaim for her novels and short stories, which often explore themes such as identity, sexuality, and the human relationship with nature. Her notable works include 'The Electric Michelangelo,' which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and 'The Wolf Border.' Hall's writing is characterized by its lyrical prose and complex characters.


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  1. 1. The Electric Michelangelo

    "The Electric Michelangelo" is a historical fiction novel that follows the life of Cy Parks, a man from Morecambe Bay, England who becomes an apprentice in his mother's seaside hotel for consumptives. He later becomes a tattoo artist, first in his hometown and then in the bustling Coney Island, New York. The book explores themes of love, loss, and the transformative power of art as Cy navigates through the complexities of human body and spirit in the 20th century.

    The 8444th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. The Carhullan Army

    In a dystopian future, England has been devastated by economic collapse and climate change, and is now under the control of an authoritarian regime. The protagonist, known only as Sister, escapes from her life of forced labor and her loveless marriage to join a self-sustaining, all-female community in the remote hills of Cumbria. This community, known as the Carhullan Army, trains rigorously in both survival skills and combat, preparing for a rebellion against the oppressive government. Sister's life in the community and her eventual rise to leadership form the core of the story, which explores themes of freedom, gender, and the human spirit's resistance to tyranny.

    The 10872nd Greatest Book of All Time