House Arrest by Mary MorrisHouse Arrest by Mary Morris

House Arrest

byMary Morris

Paperback | March 26, 1999

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Mary Morris, called "a marvelous storyteller" by The Chicago Tribune, returns with the finest novel in her acclaimed career--a vividly etched, engrossing story of a nation, two remarkable women, and the meaning of freedom.

Taut with tension, filled with the telling observations of place and local character that grow out of her expertise as a travel writer, House Arrest is Mary Morris's richest, most powerful novel to date.

Mary Morris is also the author of the novels The Night Sky, (available from Picador), Crossroads, and The Waiting Room; two travel memoirs, Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone and Wall to Wall: From Beijing to Berlin by Rail; and the award-winning story collections Vanishing Animals and Other Stories and The Bus of D...
Title:House ArrestFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.24 × 5.52 × 0.7 inPublished:March 26, 1999Publisher:Picador

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ISBN - 10:0312155476

ISBN - 13:9780312155476

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From Our Editors

Based on the author's own experiences in Cuba, "House Arrest" tells the story of a travel writer on assignment in the Caribbean island nation known only as "la isla", who is put under house arrest in her hotel by authorities suspicious of her friendship with the island's revolutionary leader's fiery daughter

Editorial Reviews

"Maggie's hopes and fears, as well as those of Isabel, estranged daughter of the island's revolutionary leader, are intimately revealed, allowing us to feel the isolation and desperation that both women experience." - Library Journal