The House at the Edge of Night

The House at the Edge of Night

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 19/05/2016
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The House at the Edge of Night
Brought the island to life
This was evocative of beautiful coastal Italy and the way of life that the islanders are living. I felt literally transported from my living room in gloomy... READ MORE
KatieB @ Tenterden


On a tiny island off the coast of Italy, Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, thinks he has found a place where, finally, he can belong. Intrigued by a building the locals believe to be cursed, Amedeo restores the crumbling walls, replaces sagging doors and sweeps floors before proudly opening the bar he names the `House at the Edge of Night'. Surrounded by the sound of the sea and the scent of bougainvillea, he and the beautiful, fiercely intelligent Pina begin their lives together. Home to the spirited, chaotic Esposito family for generations, the island withstands a century of turmoil - transformed in ways both big and small by war, tourism and recession. It's a place alive with stories, legends and, sometimes, miracles. And while regimes change, betrayals are discovered and unexpected friendships nurtured, the House at the Edge of Night remains: the backdrop for long-running feuds and the stage for great love affairs.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780091959326
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 625g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 41 mm

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The House at the Edge of Night
A great story!
I loved the way in which this book was written. Catherine Banner has written a wonderful story. It is a family tale spanning a few generations on a remote ... READ MORE