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A dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family, from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . The set up of Mark Haddons brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join him for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a will A dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family, from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . The set up of Mark Haddons brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join him for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a willful 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 Haddons 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. The Red House is a literary tour-de-force that illuminates the puzzle of family in a profoundly empathetic manner--a novel sure to entrance the millions of readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time .

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A dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family, from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . The set up of Mark Haddons brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join him for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a will A dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family, from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time . The set up of Mark Haddons brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join him for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside. Richard has just re-married and inherited a willful 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 Haddons 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. The Red House is a literary tour-de-force that illuminates the puzzle of family in a profoundly empathetic manner--a novel sure to entrance the millions of readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time .
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Title Red House Height
Mark Haddon Width
ISBN-13 9780224096409 Binding Hardcover
ISBN-10 Spine Width
Publisher Flying Vintage Publishing Pages 273
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