"Complex, suspenseful, and almost hypnotically readable." Margot Livesey, Boston GlobeIn a silent valley in southern France stands an isolated stone farmhouse. Aramon, the owner, is so haunted by his violent past that he drowns himself in drink. Meanwhile, his sister Audrun dreams of exacting retribution for a lifetime of betrayals. Into this world comes Anthony Verey, a disillusioned antiques dealer from London. When he sets his sights on the house, a frightening series of consequences is set in motion."Rose Tremain's writing is so good, she makes us hear English anew," writes the San Francisco Chronicle. This powerful and unsettling work, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, reveals yet another dimension to Tremain's extraordinary imagination.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Rose Tremain's prize-winning books, including The Road Home, The Gustav Sonata, Merivel, and The American Lover, have been published in thirty countries. Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and member of the Royal Society of Literature, she lives in Norfolk, England with the biographer Richard Holmes.