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The Red House by Mark Haddon
  

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From the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and A Spot of Bother comes a superb new novel about families and secrets.

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The Red House by Mark Haddon

Two families. Seven days. One house. Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks. But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. The parents Richard thought he had. The parents Angela thought she had. Past and present lovers. Friends, enemies, victims, saviours. Once again Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and A Spot of Bother, has written a novel that is funny, poignant and deeply insightful about human lives.


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'Every bit as charmingly idiosyncratic as his brilliant The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' -- Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror

'A hugely enjoyable, sympathetic novel...a tremendous pleasure...we have been absorbed, entertained and moved' -- Kate Kellaway, Observer

'Mark Haddon is terrifyingly talented... The Red House is thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable entertainment' -- Angus Clarke, The Times

'Shockingly well-observed, gut-wrenchingly familiar and even heartbreaking at times Stylist A masterly evocation of two dysfunctional, yet outwardly respectable families' -- Jane Clinton, Sunday Express

About the Author

Mark Haddon

Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screen-writer who has written fifteen books for children and won numerous prizes, including two BAFTAs. He lives in Oxford. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time won the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the South Bank Show Book Award, and was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea was published in 2005. His most recent adult novel, A Spot of Bother, was published in 2006. David Fickling Books is publishing BOOM! in autumn of 2009, a rewrite of his children's book, Gridzbi Spudvetch.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th April 2013

Author

Mark Haddon

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Author's Website

www.markhaddon.com/

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099570165

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