The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish mansion. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve: Maeve, with her wall of black hair, her wit, her brilliance. Life is coherent, played out under the watchful eyes of the house’s former owners in the frames of their oil paintings.
Then one day their father brings Andrea home. Though they cannot know it, her arrival to the Dutch House sows the seed of the defining loss of Danny and Maeve’s lives. The siblings are drawn back time and again to the place they can never enter, knocking in vain on the locked door of the past. For behind the mystery of their own exile is that of their mother’s: an absence more powerful than any presence they have known.
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- Item Weight : 280 g
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1526627590
- ISBN-13 : 978-1526627599
- Product Dimensions : 20.3 x 25.4 x 4.7 cm
- Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing (20 July 2020)
- Language: : English
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