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The House at the Edge of the World


Συγγραφέας: Rochester Julia
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241181997
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 272
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x15
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2015
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2015

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The House at the Edge of the World"

Longlisted for The Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016

Part mystery, part psychological drama, Julia Rochester's The House at the Edge of the World is a darkly comic, unorthodox and thrilling debut

When I was eighteen, my father fell off a cliff. It was a stupid way to die.

John Venton's drunken fall from a Devon cliff leaves his family with an embarrassing ghost. His twin children, Morwenna and Corwin, flee in separate directions to take up their adult lives. Their mother, enraged by years of unhappy marriage, embraces merry widowhood. Only their grandfather finds solace in the crumbling family house, endlessly painting their story onto a large canvas map.

His brightly coloured map, with its tiny pictures of shipwrecks, forgotten houses, saints and devils, is a work of his imagination, a collection of local myths and histo­ries. But it holds a secret. As the twins are drawn grudgingly back to the house, they discover that their father's absence is part of the map's mysterious pull.

The House at the Edge of the World is the compellingly told story of how family and home can be both a source of comfort and a wholly destructive force. Cutting to the undignified half-truths every family conceals, it asks the questions we all must confront: who are we responsible for and, ultimately, who do we belong to?


Συγγραφέας/εις: Rochester Julia
ISBN: 9780241181997
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 29/07/2015
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 272
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 356 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x15 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2015

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