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The red house

Large print ed.
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This edition was published in by W.F. Howes in Leicester.

Written in English

359 pages

The set up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a wilful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her. All eight arrive with low expectations for a pleasant holiday. But because of Haddon's extraordinary narrative technique, the stories of these eight people are anything but simple. Told through the alternating viewpoints of each character, The Red House becomes a symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams and rising hopes, tightly-guarded secrets and illicit desires, all adding up to a portrait of contemporary family life that is bittersweet, comic, and deeply felt.

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Cover of: The red house
The red house
2012, W.F. Howes
in English - Large print ed.
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The red house: a novel
2012, Doubleday
in English - 1st ed.

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The red house

First published in 2012



The red house

Large print ed.

This edition was published in by W.F. Howes in Leicester.


Edition Description

The set up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a wilful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her. All eight arrive with low expectations for a pleasant holiday. But because of Haddon's extraordinary narrative technique, the stories of these eight people are anything but simple. Told through the alternating viewpoints of each character, The Red House becomes a symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams and rising hopes, tightly-guarded secrets and illicit desires, all adding up to a portrait of contemporary family life that is bittersweet, comic, and deeply felt.

Edition Notes

Standard print ed. originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2012.

Series
Clipper

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823.92

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL28180522M
Internet Archive
redhouse0000hadd
ISBN 10
1471205827
ISBN 13
9781471205828
OCLC/WorldCat
811727431

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