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1960. Teenage Erica arrives on Hydra with little more than a bundle of blank notebooks and her grief for her mother. She has come to meet her mother's old friend, the charismatic writer Charmian Clift, who with her husband, the brilliant but irascible George Johnston, rules the island's tangled bohemian utopia. With Charmian's help, Erica finds her place on the periphery of this circle of poets, painters and musicians dancing on the edge of social revolution. And in this circle there forms a triangle: the magnetic, destructive writer Axel Jensen, his dazzlingly beautiful wife Marianne, and a young Canadian poet named Leonard Cohen.
Burning with the heat and light of Greece, A Theatre for Dreamers is a novel about utopian dreams and innocence lost - and the wars waged between men and women on the battlegrounds of genius.
Polly Samson is the author of two short story collections and two previous novels. Her work has been shortlisted for the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award, the VS Pritchard Award and the Edge Hill Prize, and has been dramatized on BBC Radio 4. She is also a bestselling lyricist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives outside Brighton. pollysamson.com / @PollySamson