Trespass (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Rose Tremain

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393079562, 253pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/30/2010)
Paperback (10/24/2011)
Compact Disc (10/1/2010)
Compact Disc (11/9/2010)
Paperback (1/1/2011)

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An electrifying novel about disputed territory, sibling love, and devastating revenge from the celebrated author of The Road Home and Restoration.

In a silent valley in southern France stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Aramon, the owner, is so haunted by his violent past that he's become incapable of all meaningful action, letting his hunting dogs starve and his land go to ruin. Meanwhile, his sister Audrun, alone in her modern bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of exacting retribution for the unspoken betrayals that have blighted her life. Into this closed world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London. When he sets his sights on the Mas, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion.

"Rose Tremain's writing is so good, she makes us hear English anew," writes the San Francisco Chronicle. This powerful and unsettling new work reveals yet another dimension to Tremain's extraordinary imagination.

About the Author

Rose Tremain's prize-winning books, including The Road Home, The Gustav Sonata, Merivel, and The American Lover, have been published in thirty countries. Chancellor of the University of East Anglia, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, and member of the Royal Society of Literature, she lives in Norfolk, England with the biographer Richard Holmes.

Praise For Trespass: A Novel

A dark and unflinching novel.... Tremain knows how to work the
authorial searchlight... She grabs her readers by their ankles and
dangles them over the abyss. She spares us nothing and she never lets us go.

Starred Review: No Tremain novel is like any other. This one is much darker but no less compelling than the celebrated The Road Home. Read her for her lushly descriptive settings, her deeply flawed but intensely interesting characters, and her imaginative plots.

Two pairs of siblings and their twisted pasts converge in this gripping, dark novel from Orange Prize–winner Tremain (The Road Home).... Tremain renders this untamed area with haunting prose.