Author(s): Mark Haddon
From the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and A Spot of Bother comes a superb book about family and secrets 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.
From the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time comes a superb new novel about families and secrets
"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 "With writing as elegant and truthful as this, readers will wish to keep their copies close at hand to savour again" -- Michael Arditti Daily Mail "There are passages here to die for" -- Christopher Bray Daily Express "Every bit as charmingly idiosyncratic as his brilliant The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" -- Henry Sutton Daily Mirror
Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. His poetry collection, The Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea, was published by Picador in 2005, and his last novel, A Spot of Bother, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2006. He lives in Oxford.