A strange andcompelling tale of love and a fantastical crystal world, by the great classicauthor
‘Her voice can be intimate, unpretentious, gentle,sympathetic, and disarmingly honest’ New York Times
Whileworking in a small geological museum, Alexis Hartz meets his cousin Laura, whohas discovered a way to enter a geode. Travelling through a vast and glitteringlandscape of brilliant crystals, Alexis falls passionately in love withLaura.
But when they return to the ordinary world, onlyfriendship remains. He yearns for the perfect world of the crystals, andreturning there becomes a perilous obsession. But is the crystal world as realas it seems, or is his mind succumbing to its dark powers?
Firstwritten in 1864, this little known work by George Sand is a fantastical novelin the truest sense of the word.