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A dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family, from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
The set up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a willful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her. All eight arrive with low expectations for a pleasant holiday.
But because of Haddon's extraordinary narrative technique, the stories of these eight people are anything but simple. Told through the alternating viewpoints of each character, The Red House""becomes a symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams and rising hopes, tightly-guarded secrets and illicit desires, all adding up to a portrait of contemporary family life that is bittersweet, comic, and deeply felt.
The Red House""is a literary tour-de-force that illuminates the puzzle of family in a profoundly empathetic manner--a novel sure to entrance the millions of readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Title: The Red House
Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2012
ISBN Number: 0224096400
ISBN Number 13: 9780224096409
Book Condition: As new
Jacket Condition: as new Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0001414
Description: 264pp. 8vo. Signed and dated (10th May 2012) by author on title page. Author also wrote "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Book is tight, clean, unread, unmarked and has its original price intact. Stated First UK Edition with a complete number line beginning with 1. Jacket is Brodart protected. Book is gift quality.