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The Night Guest

McFarlane, Fiona

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ISBN 10: 1444776673 / ISBN 13: 9781444776676
Edité par Sceptre (Hodder & Stoughton), 2014
Etat : Fine Couverture rigide
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First British Edition (first printing). The debut novel by this Australian author, the story of a woman who claims to be a care worker who arrives at the door of a widow -- a tale about aging, love, trust, dependence and fear. A finalist for the Art Seidenbaum LA Times Award for First Fiction. Fine/Fine. Signed and dated 14.1.14 by McFarlane on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 16540

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Titre : The Night Guest

Éditeur : Sceptre (Hodder & Stoughton)

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Ruth is widowed, her sons are grown, and she lives in an isolated beach house outside town. Her routines are few and small. One day a stranger arrives at her door, looking as if she has been blown in from the sea. This woman—Frida—claims to be a care worker sent by the government. Ruth lets her in.

Now that Frida is in the house, is Ruth right to fear the tiger she hears on the prowl at night, far from its jungle habitat? Why do memories of her childhood in Fiji press upon her with increasing urgency? How far can she trust this mysterious woman, Frida, who seems to carry her own troubled past? And how far can Ruth trust herself?

The Night Guest, Fiona McFarlane’s hypnotic first novel, is no simple tale of a crime committed and a mystery solved. This is a story that soars above its own suspense and tells us, with exceptional grace and beauty, about aging, love, trust, dependence, and fear; about processes of colonization; and about things (and people) in places they shouldn’t be. Here is a new writer who comes to us fully formed, creating wonders with language, renewing our faith in the power of fiction to describe the mysterious workings of our minds.

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The Big Fall Books Preview 2013 (also an Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013): At age 75, Ruth is a widower, who lives alone in a remote beach home in Australia until one day a mysterious caretaker named Frida shows up to help around the house. But can Frida be trusted? Ruth's mind isn't what it once was, but she suspects her new friend isn't all that she seems. The Night Guest is an impressive debut--a tender novel about old age and a psychological meditation on isolation--that moves with the curious pace of a mystery. Fiona McFarlane is a new voice that reads as if she has the experience of a familiar voice, like she's been with us all along. --Kevin Nguyen

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