Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
From the Publisher
A dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family, from the author
of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the
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.