Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
From the Publisher
The new novel, set in the UK, from the author of the Impac
Prize-winning bestseller The Twin.
A Dutch woman, a university English lecturer researching the work
of Emily Dickinson, rents a farm in remote, rural Wales. When
she arrives, there are ten geese living on the farm, but one by one
they disappear. Perhaps it''s the work of a local fox. The reason
for her move abroad gradually becomes clear: her husband is trying
to track her down. Having confessed to an affair with one of her
students in Amsterdam, she has quietly fled to Wales from a
situation that had become unbearable. Her husband contacts the
police and teams up with a detective to go and look for her. They
board the ferry to Hull on Christmas Eve. But in the meantime, the
woman increasingly seems to be losing her grip on the situation.
Gerbrand Bakker has made the territories of isolation, inner
turmoil and the solace offered by the natural world his own.
The Detour is a gripping and subtle new