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Book Summary of Trespass

Set among the hills and gorges of southern France, Trespass is a thrilling novel about disputed territory, sibling love and devastating revenge, by the bestselling author of The Road Home, winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction.

In a silent valley stands an isolated stone farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner is Aramon Lunel, an alcoholic 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 Cévenol world comes Anthony Verey, a wealthy but disillusioned antiques dealer from London. Now in his sixties, Anthony hopes to remake his life in France, and he begins looking at properties in the region. From the moment he arrives at the Mas Lunel, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion.

Two worlds and two cultures collide. Ancient boundaries are crossed, taboos are broken, a violent crime is committed. And all the time the Cévennes hills remain, as cruel and seductive as ever, unforgettably captured in this powerful and unsettling novel, which reveals yet another dimension to Rose Tremain's extraordinary imagination.

About the Author

ROSE TREMAIN's most recent book, The Road Home, won the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction in 2008. Her novels have been published in 27 countries and have won many prizes, including the Whitbread Novel of the Year Award and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Restoration was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was made into a film and a stage play. The Colour and Music & Silence, are currently in development as films, and the bestselling The Road Home is being adapted for television. Rose Tremain lives in Norfolk and London with the biographer, Richard Holmes.

Details of Book: Trespass (BSID:3295)

Book Trespass
Author Rose Tremain
ISBN 0701177942
ISBN-13 9780701177942, 978-0701177942
Binding Hardcover
Publisher Random House Uk
Publishing Date 20100304
Number of Pages 272
Language English
Dimensions 9.41 x 6.34 x 0.94 inches
Weight 495 grams

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Brian May 08, 2012 review from Goodreads

A story of cultural collision, Trespass details the events that surround the arrival of septuagenarian antiques dealer, Anthony Verey, in the Cevennes in southern France. Disappointed with his life in London, Anthony decides to buy a property in France and spend the last part of his life living s...

Bonnie February 28, 2012 review from Goodreads

Rose Tremain is not only a prolific writer, but she is a great one. Each of her novels is different in theme, tenor, and topic. Trespass, her most recent book, is a dark, eerie and grim themed novel with a definite gothic undertone. Set in the southern part of France, in an area known as the Ceve...

LitAddictedBrit October 08, 2011 review from Goodreads

My mum bought this book and read it first. We often share books and in the vast majority of cases her thoughts on how much I'll enjoy it are spot on. So when she handed me Trespass and said, "I'll be interested to see what you think...", I was intrigued. Usually, it's something along the lines of...

Ali April 21, 2011 review from Goodreads

The novel is set almost entirely in southern France, and the descriptions of the countryside help give the novel it's sense of time and place which I found to be really strong. The novel concerns two sets of troubled siblings in middle age. Aramon and Audrun Lunel, each tortured by past betrayals...

Marleen March 27, 2011 review from Goodreads

Actual rating: 3.5*This is the story of a house, Mass Lunel in the Cevennes in France and of those who live there and those who would like to live there.It is the story of family relationships and the influences they have on our lives as well as the story of the things we are willing to do for th...


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