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Praise for : "This is a terrific book: accomplished in its poised, imaginative storytelling and in its vivid, sensual rendering of landscape and character, emotion, and memory."--The Times "[Tremain] knows how to stretch a good yarn, and this one . . . has an effortless ease to it."-- "The story Tremain weaves between her pair of siblings is taut and full of suspense. . . . evinces a steely grip on corrupt human nature."-- "A thoroughly engrossing psychological thriller. . . . Tremain's writing is both vivid and wonderfully compressed, the eye that is cast over proceedings unblinking. . . . From an apparent idyll, Tremain has summoned a spirit of profound disquiet and, as with all her best writing, revealed the anguish that can lie just below the surface of everyday lives."-- "As perfect a thriller and a novel as one can find in contemporary fiction, this is not only a gripping read but a thoughtful examination of human moral error."-- "The book feels timeless but rooted, tangible but otherworldly. Meticulously plotted, with the must sadness that comes of cleaving to the past, will reward your reading . . . and have you questioning if blood is thicker than water after all."--

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"Two pairs of siblings and their twisted pasts converge in this gripping, dark novel from Orange Prize — winner Tremain (The Road Home). In the southern French Cévennes region, Audrun lives a peaceful if bitter life in a small bungalow a stone's throw from her family home. She's been cast out, either by inheritance or some terrible transgression; her drunken, spiteful brother, Aramon, who still resides there, hopes to sell the home to foreign tourists, an act that would further uproot Audrun. Meanwhile, Anthony Verey, a once-renowned London antiques dealer, having reached an existential precipice, descends on his sister, Veronica, who lives near the Cévennes with her lover, Kitty. As Anthony and Kitty quietly battle for Veronica's affections, Audrun and Aramon struggle with their history and land. Anthony wants a home in the region, hoping it will fill his void, and he joins the wave of foreigners hungrily circling the area. Soon, a series of rash decisions impacts all of their lives in brutal, unforgettable ways. Tremain renders this untamed area with haunting prose, but the affecting sense of dread she builds makes her tale at times unrelentingly grim. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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An electrifying novel about disputed territory, sibling love, and devastating revenge from the celebrated author of and .

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'An electrifying novel about disputed territory, sibling love, and devastating revenge from the celebrated author of The Road Homeand Restoration.\n

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Starred Review: No Tremain novel is like any other. This one is much darker but no less compelling than the celebrated The Road Home. Read her for her lushly descriptive settings, her deeply flawed but intensely interesting characters, and her imaginative plots.Two pairs of siblings and their twisted pasts converge in this gripping, dark novel from Orange Prize–winner Tremain (The Road Home).... Tremain renders this untamed area with haunting prose.A dark and unflinching novel.... Tremain knows how to work the authorial searchlight... She 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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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 . This powerful and unsettling new work reveals yet another dimension to Tremain's extraordinary imagination.

About the Author

Rose Tremainis the author of fifteen works of fiction, including The Road Home, winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction, and Restoration, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. She lives in Norfolk and north London.

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Lorraine, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Lorraine)
This is the 7th book by Rose Tremain that I have read, and it did not disappoint. As always, Tremain develops great characters and a fascinating story line. In this case, two characters in their mid-sixties, a French woman and British man, are in conflict over some property in France.
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What a great find! Superb, fast engrossing story with wonderful character development and a great setting. No idea how it would end and still thinking about it!
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ISBN:
9780393079562
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Tremain, Rose
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W. W. Norton & Company
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Tremain
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Rose
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General
Subject:
General Fiction
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Literary
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Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20101031
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General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
253
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9.25 x 6.125 x 1 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Two pairs of siblings and their twisted pasts converge in this gripping, dark novel from Orange Prize — winner Tremain (The Road Home). In the southern French Cévennes region, Audrun lives a peaceful if bitter life in a small bungalow a stone's throw from her family home. She's been cast out, either by inheritance or some terrible transgression; her drunken, spiteful brother, Aramon, who still resides there, hopes to sell the home to foreign tourists, an act that would further uproot Audrun. Meanwhile, Anthony Verey, a once-renowned London antiques dealer, having reached an existential precipice, descends on his sister, Veronica, who lives near the Cévennes with her lover, Kitty. As Anthony and Kitty quietly battle for Veronica's affections, Audrun and Aramon struggle with their history and land. Anthony wants a home in the region, hoping it will fill his void, and he joins the wave of foreigners hungrily circling the area. Soon, a series of rash decisions impacts all of their lives in brutal, unforgettable ways. Tremain renders this untamed area with haunting prose, but the affecting sense of dread she builds makes her tale at times unrelentingly grim. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , An electrifying novel about disputed territory, sibling love, and devastating revenge from the celebrated author of and .
"Synopsis" by , 'An electrifying novel about disputed territory, sibling love, and devastating revenge from the celebrated author of The Road Homeand Restoration.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , Starred Review: No Tremain novel is like any other. This one is much darker but no less compelling than the celebrated The Road Home. Read her for her lushly descriptive settings, her deeply flawed but intensely interesting characters, and her imaginative plots.Two pairs of siblings and their twisted pasts converge in this gripping, dark novel from Orange Prize–winner Tremain (The Road Home).... Tremain renders this untamed area with haunting prose.A dark and unflinching novel.... Tremain knows how to work the authorial searchlight... She grabs her readers by their ankles and dangles them over the abyss. She spares us nothing and she never lets us go.
"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 . This powerful and unsettling new work reveals yet another dimension to Tremain's extraordinary imagination.
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