After twenty years apart, two cousins reunite in Eastern Europe to renovate a medieval castle. The cousins are irrevocably bound to one another through the shared experience of their youth, when a childhood prank with devastating consequences changed both their lives forever.
In an environment of desolation, isolation and paranoia, the cousins are falling under the gothic spell of the castle and its violent history. The crimes of the past and present are about to collide, and with unthinkable results . . .
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This is one of those rare books that reminds you of exactly why you love reading. Full of wry reflections on communication, loneliness and the power of the imagination, it's so entertaining you'll forget to be impressed. ( DAILY MAIL)
Egan has conjured a surreal and creepy contemporary horror story which eerily veers between reality and fantasy. ( SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
A novel boobytrapped with metafictional tricks and trap doors, it makes traditional gothic tales look positively homely in comparison ( INDEPENDENT)
A smart tale that is horror, fantasy and thriller, yet never loses its hold on the reader. A gripping yarn ( RTE GUIDE)
A spellbinding work of literary suspense from National Book Award finalist Jennifer Egan.
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Descrizione libro Abacus, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 349120439