The Electric Michelangelo

By Sarah Hall

Synopsis

Opening on the windswept front of Morecambe Bay, on the remote north-west coast of England, this is a novel of love, loss and the art of tattooing. In sensuous and lyrical prose, it tells the story of Cy Parks, from his childhood years spent in a seaside guest house for consumptives with his mother, Reeda, to his apprenticeship as a tattoo-artist.

Year of Publication

Author Biography

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974 and now lives and works there. Her first novel, Haweswater, was published by Faber in 2002. Her second, The Electric Michelangelo, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2004.