Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: December 2010
Duration: 9 hours 55 minutes
An electrifying novel about disputed territory, sibling love, and devastating revenge. 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.
“[Tremain] turns to the mountains and villages of the Cévennes to bring us a different vision of cultural collision and the experience of the outsider… it is a successful novel, well made and written with a light touch.”--Guardian (London)