The Red House

A Novel
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Author(s): Mark Haddon
Original Publish Date: Jun 12, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.67 hours)
Product Number: Z05063
Released: Jun 12, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307988508
Narrator/s: Maxwell Caulfield
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

An 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 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 willful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her. The stage is set for seven days of resentment and guilt, a staple of family gatherings the world over. 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. As we come to know each character they become profoundly real to us. We understand them, even as we come to realize they will never fully understand each other, which is the tragicomedy of every family. 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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eBook
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Author(s): Mark Haddon
Product Number EB00173438
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780385535854

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