A transporting novel about a British writer who escapes to Venice after a very public breakdown. She begins an unlikely friendship there that leads to a rising tide of lies as the flood of 1966 ravages the city.
Voluptuously atmospheric and surefooted at every turn, Palace of the Drowned firmly establishes Mangan as a writer of consequence.Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife
An elegantly elegiac thriller. Mangan more than lives up to the promise of her debut.Publishers Weekly (April 12, 2021)