The Strangers in the House

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Hector Loursat, a lawyer, has lived as a drunken recluse since his wife left him 18 years before. Estranged even from his own daughter, his mind is numbed by bottles of Burgundy. But when a body is found in his home, the investigation unearths secrets that shake Loursat’s seclusion to the core.

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‘Quite simply a masterpiece’ John Banville

‘I’ve just found a stranger in my house. In a bed on the second floor. He was dying when I got there. You’re going to have to deal with it’

Hector Loursat has been a drunken recluse since his wife left him eighteen years ago. Shut away in his dilapidated mansion in the small town of Moulins, he barely speaks to his daughter. But when the sound of a gunshot penetrates the padded walls of his study one night, and he discovers a body, Loursat is forced to act. No longer able to ignore the world, he determines to get to the truth of what happened, and save an innocent life.

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Weight 0.168 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K