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The High House (Hardback)

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'Brave, important and exquisitely written' Sigrid Nunez


Guardian, Independent and New Statesman most anticipated novels of 2021


Crisis slid from distant threat to imminent probability and we tuned it out like static


Francesca is Caro’s stepmother, and Pauly’s mother. A scientist, she can see what is going to happen. 


The high house was once her holiday home; now looked after by locals Grandy and Sally, she has turned it into an ark, for when the time comes. The mill powers the generator; the orchard is carefully pruned; the greenhouse has all its glass intact. Almost a family, but not quite, they plant, store seed, and watch the weather carefully.


A stunning novel of the extraordinary and the everyday, The High House explores how we get used to change that once seemed unthinkable, how we place the needs of our families against the needs of others – and it asks us who, if we had to, we would save.


Praise for Jessie Greengrass:


'Her work is precise, properly moving, quirky and heartfelt'  AL Kennedy


'An extremely thoughtful and meticulous writer' Sunday Times


'She has a Mantel-esque way with metaphor, in which clarity of the image illuminates plot and theme' Daily Telegraph


'A writer who clearly has considerable gifts' Financial Times


'A distinctive new voice in fiction' Independent


'Stunning'  Guardian


'Remarkable and affecting' Literary Review


'A slow-burning, beautifully written debut' Irish Times



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Swift Press Publication Date: 01/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9781800750074  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Jessie Greengrass spent her childhood in London and Devon. She studied philosophy in Cambridge and London and now lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed with her partner and children. Her collection of short stories, An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw It, won the Edge Hill Prize 2016 and a Somerset Maugham Award. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Sight, was shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018.

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