Trespass

Trespass

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In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic 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 Cevenol world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London. Now in his sixties, Anthony hopes to remake his life in France, and he begins looking at properties in the region. From the moment he arrives at the Mas Lunel, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion. Two worlds and two cultures collide. Ancient boundaries are crossed, taboos are broken, a violent crime is committed. And all the time the Cevennes hills remain, as cruel and seductive as ever, unforgettably captured in this powerful and unsettling novel, which reveals yet another dimension to Rose Tremain's extraordinary imagination.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 30mm | 521.63g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • CHATTO & WINDUS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0701177942
  • 9780701177942
  • 99,025

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"Trespass is one of those infinitely clever novels that pleases, perplexes and plays with the reader" Savidge Readsshow more

About Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain's bestselling novels have won many awards, including the Orange Prize (The Road Home), the Whitbread Novel of the Year (Music & Silence), the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country). Restoration was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a film in 1995. The sequel, Merivel, was published to rapturous acclaim in 2012, and the Telegraph described the character of Robert Merivel as 'one of the great imaginative creations in English literature of the past fifty years'. Rose Tremain was made a CBE in 2007 and was appointed Chancellor of the University of East Anglia in 2013. She lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes. www.rosetremain.co.ukshow more

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Set among the hills and gorges of the Cevennes, the dark and beautiful heartland of southern France, Trespass is a thrilling novel about disputed territory, sibling love and devastating revenge. In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel.Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic 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 Cevenol world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London. Now in his sixties, Anthony hopes to remake his life in France, and he begins looking at properties in the region.From the moment he arrives at the Mas Lunel, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion. Two worlds and two cultures collide.Ancient boundaries are crossed, taboos are broken, a violent crime is committed. And all the time the Cevennes hills remain as cruel and seductive as ever, unforgettably captured in this powerful and unsettling novel, which reveals yet another dimension to Rose Tremain's extraordinary imagination.show more

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"Trespass is one of those infinitely clever novels that pleases, perplexes and plays with the reader"show more

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'When it comes to sheer inventive, imaginative fiction, Rose Tremain is just the best' Julie Myerson, Independent on Sunday 'Rose Tremain is one of the finest writers in English' Daily Telegraph The Road Home Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2008 'A generous, sweet-tempered book ...Filled with emotional richness, complex sensibility and a passionate insistence on humanity' Sunday Times The Colour Shortlisted for the Orange Prize 'Classic, breathtaking...Rose Tremain's fiction is my gold standard' Charlotte Mendelson, Independent on Sunday Music and Silence Winner of the WhitbreadNovel of the Year 'The best thing from Denmark since Hamlet' John Julius Norwich Sacred Country Winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger 'Brilliant, strong, complex' Times Literary Supplement Restoration Shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction 'A dazzling triumph...It is nothing less than superb' New York Times Book Reviewshow more

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3,106 ratings
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4 39% (1,196)
3 36% (1,116)
2 10% (307)
1 3% (78)
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