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Set among the hills and gorges of southern France, Trespass is a thrilling novel about disputed territory, sibling love and devastating revenge, by the bestselling author of The Road Home, winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.

In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic so haunted by his violent past that he's become incapable of all meaningful action, letting his hunting dogs 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 Cevenol world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London. Now in his sixties, Anthony hopes to remake his life in France, and he begins looking at properties in the region. From the moment he arrives at the Mas Lunel, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion.

Two worlds and two cultures collide. Ancient boundaries are crossed, taboos are broken, a violent crime is committed. And all the time the Cevennes hills remain, as cruel and seductive as ever, unforgettably captured in this powerful and unsettling novel, which reveals yet another dimension to Rose Tremain's extraordinary imagination.

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Like Howards End, Trespass proves that the vagaries of real estate can make for dramatic fiction. . . . [Tremain] grabs her readers by their ankles and dangles them over the abyss. She spares us nothing and she never lets us go.

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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 Globe

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In 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 hunting dogs 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.

About the Author

Rose Tremain is the author of fifteen works of fiction, which have been published in twenty-seven countries. These include Trespass, longlisted for the Booker Prize; Sacred Country, winner of the Prix Femina Etranger in France; The Road Home, winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction; and Restoration, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, filmed in 1995, and presented as a stage play in 2009. Tremain lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer Richard Holmes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393340600
Author:
Tremain, Rose
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
253
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Product details 253 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393340600 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Like Howards End, Trespass proves that the vagaries of real estate can make for dramatic fiction. . . . [Tremain] grabs her readers by their ankles and dangles them over the abyss. She spares us nothing and she never lets us go.
"Synopsis" by , 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 Globe
"Synopsis" by , In 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 hunting dogs 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.
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