Trespass by Rose TremainTrespass by Rose Tremain


byRose Tremain

Hardcover | December 28, 2012

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Set among the hills and gorges of southern France, Trespass is a thrilling novel about disputed territory, sibling love and devastating revenge, by the bestselling author of The Road Home, winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.

In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic so haunted by his violent past that he's become incapable of all meaningful action, letting his hunting dogs starve and his land go to ruin. Meanwhile, his sister, Audrun, alone in her modern bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life.

Into this closed Cévenol world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London. Now in his sixties, Anthony hopes to remake his life in France, and he begins looking at properties in the region. From the moment he arrives at the Mas Lunel, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion.

Two worlds and two cultures collide. Ancient boundaries are crossed, taboos are broken, a violent crime is committed. And all the time the Cévennes hills remain, as cruel and seductive as ever, unforgettably captured in this powerful and unsettling novel, which reveals yet another dimension to Rose Tremain's extraordinary imagination.

ROSE TREMAIN's most recent book, The Road Home, won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction in 2008. Her novels have been published in 27 countries and have won many prizes, including the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was made into a film a...
Title:TrespassFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.5 × 6.25 × 1 inPublished:December 28, 2012Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0701177942

ISBN - 13:9780701177942


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Suspense in France “Trespass” started out a bit slow for me but soon had me completely immersed in the characters and the plot, even though several of the characters were quite unpleasant and unlikeable. The text in this book is wonderfully descriptive without hitting you over the head with too much detail. Some of the sexual undertones were a little hard to read through but without them the book would most likely have taken on a different tone and feeling.
Date published: 2012-08-25

Editorial Reviews

"Timeless but rooted; tangible but otherworldly. Meticulously plotted, with the musty sadness that comes of cleaving to the past, Trespass will reward your reading time."--Scotland on Sunday"Rose Tremain must surely be one of the most versatile novelists writing today... The scene-setting opening is languorous and beautiful, giving full rein to Tremain's descriptive gifts... a disturbing tale and one rich in detail." --Daily Express"Tremain is a magnificent story-teller."— Independent on Sunday"Luminous talent for the fusion of the extraordinary and the commonplace."— Sunday Telegraph"Vivid, original and always engaging."— The Times