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The Red House (Hardback)
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Family, that slippery word, a star to every wandering bark, and everyone sailing under a different sky.



After his mother's death, Richard, a newly remarried hospital consultant, decides to build bridges with his estranged sister, inviting Angela and her family for a week in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children, a single family and all of them strangers. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks.



But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. The parents Richard thought he had. The parents Angela thought she had. Past and present lovers. Friends, enemies, victims, saviours. And watching over all of them from high on the dark hill, Karen, Angela's stillborn daughter.



The Red House is about the extraordinariness of the ordinary, weaving the words and thoughts of the eight characters together with those fainter, stranger voices - of books and letters and music, of the dead who once inhabited these rooms, of the ageing house itself and the landscape in which it sits.



Once again Mark Haddon, bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and A Spot of Bother, has written a novel that is funny, poignant and deeply insightful about human lives.



Fiction & PoetryHistorical FictionSagasFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Publication Date: 01/05/2012 ISBN-13: 9780224096409  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mark Haddon is true to form - he loves complicated families and writing from many points of view. Brilliant

- 03/06/2012
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