From the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in
the Night-time and A Spot of Bother comes a superb book about
family and secrets Two families. Seven days. One house. Angela and
her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other.
Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families
together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four
adults and four children. Seven days of shared meals, log fires,
card games and wet walks. But in the quiet and stillness of the
valley, ghosts begin to rise up. The parents Richard thought he
had. The parents Angela thought she had. Past and present lovers.
Friends, enemies, victims, saviours. 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, poignant and deeply
insightful about human lives.