Author: Rose Tremain
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. A thrilling tale about disputed territory, sibling love and devastating revenge. An isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel, stand in a silent valley in southern France. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic haunted by his violent past. Alone in her bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, his sister Audrun dreams of exacting revenge for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life. A terrifying and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion when a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London, seeking to remake his life in France arrives at the Mas Lunel.
Tremain's previous novel, The Road Home, won the Orange Prize and sold over 300,000 copies. 'Rose Tremain must surely be one of the most versatile novelists writing today...' Daily Express