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Detroit Lakes Public Library HAD (Text) 33500010787356 Main Available -
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  • ISBN: 0385535775 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780385535779 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 264 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2012.

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General Note: "Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape Ltd."--T.p. verso.
Summary, etc.: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites his estranged sister Angela and her family to join his for a week at a vacation home in the English countryside, which results in a symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams, and rising hopes.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2012 May #1
    Shortly after their mother's death, wealthy doctor Richard invites his estranged sister and her family to accompany him on holiday in the Welsh countryside with his new wife and teenage stepdaughter. Angela, a teacher grieving in a much less clinical fashion than her brother, convinces her husband and their three children to come on the premise that it's the best, or only, vacation they can afford, and so begins the novel's seven-day drama—each relative descending on the country manse with an obligation either to invite another or to attend on another's behalf. Haddon instantly engages the reader with his comically intimate portrayals of realistic and knowable, though by and large not wholly likable, characters; and for a week, familial alliances are made and broken enough for a 100-years' war against the brooding, pluvial backdrop. The book's ambition is perhaps greater than the ends it achieves—although comfortably paced and plotted, the frenetic changes in narrator are often disorienting—but the very many fans of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2003) will be thrilled to see Haddon on shelves anew. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

MARK HADDON is the author of the international bestseller, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and the Whitbread Book of the Year award; and the New York Times bestseller A Spot of Bother. In addition to The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, a collection of poetry, Haddon has also written and illustrated numerous award-winning children's books and television screenplays.

Subject: Families Fiction
Brothers and sisters Fiction
Rich people Fiction
Family vacations Fiction
England Fiction
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