Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; one of the Wall Street Journal's best books by women in 2010. “Complex, suspenseful, and almost hypnotically readable.”―Margot Livesey, Boston Sunday GlobeIn a silent valley in southern France stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Aramon, the owner, is so haunted by his violent past that he's become incapable of all meaningful action, letting his h...
Paperback: 253 pages
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (October 24, 2011)
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Condensed into a novel as this story is one could be forgiven into believing the French countryside, often referred to as "la France Profonde" is populated by backward loonies. The fact is that many countries that have big open spaces attract such in...
starve and his land go to ruin. Meanwhile, his sister Audrun, alone in her modern bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life. Into this closed world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London. When he sets his sights on the Mas, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion."Rose Tremain's writing is so good, she makes us hear English anew," writes the San Francisco Chronicle. This powerful and unsettling work reveals yet another dimension to Tremain's extraordinary imagination.