The Hide

The Hide

3.53 (123 ratings by Goodreads)
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Description

This early work by the Booker Prize-winning author Barry Unsworth chronicles one of his literary obsessions the corruption of innocence and forms it into a compelling contemporary narrative set in the rambling, overgrown grounds of an English estate. There, relying on his rich sister Audrey's beneficence, Simon obsessively digs a secret system of tunnels from which to spy on others. When Josh, a good-looking naif, becomes a gardener at Audrey's home, the two women of the household, Audrey and her distant relative and housekeeper, Marion, find Josh's strength and seeming innocence a potent spell, and his response escalates unacknowledged tensions between them. Meanwhile, Simon, worried about Josh, takes steps to prevent the exposure of his underground labyrinth. The explosive chemistry between the characters will eventually rip apart and rearrange all their lives.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 194 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 13mm | 229g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0393316327
  • 9780393316322
  • 1,938,260

About Barry Unsworth

Barry Unsworth (1930-2012), who won the Booker Prize for Sacred Hunger, was a Booker Prize finalist for Morality Play and was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize for The Ruby in Her Navel.
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Rating details

123 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 18% (22)
4 33% (41)
3 36% (44)
2 10% (12)
1 3% (4)
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