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    The Red House Mark Haddon Ebook

    The red house [electronic resource (EPUB eBook)] / Mark Haddon. The set up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: Richard, a wealthy doctor, invites. eBook . 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, His most recent novel, The Red House, was published by Jonathan Cape in "Mark Haddon is terrifyingly talented The Red House is thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable entertainment" (Angus Clarke The Times) "Shockingly.

    Richard has just re-married and inherited a wil An dazzlingly inventive novel about modern family, from the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time The set-up of Mark Haddon's brilliant new novel is simple: 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. Richard has just re-married and inherited a willful stepdaughter in the process; Angela has a feckless husband and three children who sometimes seem alien to her. The stage is set for seven days of resentment and guilt, a staple of family gatherings the world over. But because of Haddon's extraordinary narrative technique, the stories of these eight people are anything but simple. Told through the alternating viewpoints of each character, The Red House becomes a symphony of long-held grudges, fading dreams and rising hopes, tightly-guarded secrets and illicit desires, all adding up to a portrait of contemporary family life that is bittersweet, comic, and deeply felt. As we come to know each character they become profoundly real to us. We understand them, even as we come to realize they will never fully understand each other, which is the tragicomedy of every family. The Red House is a literary tour-de-force that illuminates the puzzle of family in a profoundly empathetic manner -- a novel sure to entrance the millions of readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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    A week after their mother's funeral Angela receives a call from her brother Richard inviting her for a week's holiday in the Welsh borders. Families included. Angela and Richard had spent twenty years avoiding each other, and can't remember why.

    But fissures soon appear. Dominic, an out of work musician, is wary of the wife he doesn't love any more.

    The Red House by Mark Haddon – review

    Richard is hoping that something will be resolved or mended or rediscovered over the few days, but his sister has an anger he can't fathom. The teenagers circle each other cautiously. Eight-year-old Benjy is more intent on throwing sheep poo. Over the course of the week the eight must not only contend with each other but also the lives they have left behind — the actions and secrets that quietly invade the house and the holiday to devastating effect.

    Narrated in turns by each character, The Red House is an extraordinary portrait of the complexities of family life, and of eight very different people coming together and falling apart over the course of a week. Whether he is writing about the teenagers A unique approach to family life and human relationships.

    Read it! The cover feels like a cracked china plate, decorated with a clever re-working of the willow-pattern; like the contents, it is subtle and clever.

    However, the other day my mother rang me up and told me that my father had recently read The Red House and she had just started it, and so it occurred to me that now might be the time to take action and stop anyone else having to read it ever again.

    The novel is about two families united by estranged siblings who are trying to reconnect with one another after the death of their ferocious mother. The house seems to know quite a lot of poetry, and it talks like a travel guide written by James Joyce.

    What is one supposed to make of a passage like this: Louisa works for Mann Digital in Leith. Or what about this: Richard slots the tiny Christmas tree of the interdental brush into its white handle and cleans out the gaps between his front teeth, top and bottom, incisors, canines. He likes the tightness, the push and tug, getting the cavity really clean, though only at the back between the molars and pre-molars do you get the satisfying smell of rot from all that sugar-fed bacteria.

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    Awful breath. Ridiculous that it should be a greater offence to point it out.

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