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The Dutch House: An international bestseller - 'The book of the autumn' (Sunday Times)
 

The Dutch House: An international bestseller - 'The book of the autumn' (Sunday Times) (Hardback)

By Patchett, Ann

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Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish folly in small-town Pennsylvania taken on by his property developer father. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her delicacy, her brillian...ce. Life is comfortable and coherent, played out under the watchful eyes of the house's former owners in the frames of their oil paintings, or under the cover of the draperies around the window seat in Maeve's room. Then one day their father brings Andrea home: Andrea, small and neat, a dark hat no bigger than a saucer pinned over a twist of her fair hair. Though they cannot know it, Andrea's advent to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve's lives. Her arrival will exact a banishment: a banishment whose reverberations will echo for the rest of their lives. For all that the world is open to him, for all that he can accumulate, for all that life is full, Danny and his sister are drawn back time and again to the place they can never enter, knocking in vain on the locked door of the past. For behind the mystery of their own enforced exile is that of their mother's self-imposed one: an absence more powerful than any presence they have known. Told with Ann Patchett's inimitable blend of wit and heartbreak, The Dutch House is a story of family, betrayal, love, responsibility and sacrifice; of the powerful bonds of place and time that magnetize and repel us for our whole lives, and the lives of those who survive us.
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ISBN 9781526614964
Released AU 24 Sep 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781526614964
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 24 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Patchett, Ann
Category Modern Fiction
Family & Other Relationships: General
Humour
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 662g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Pennsylvania Pa - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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