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Trespass (2010)

by Rose Tremain

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"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 who has escaped to stay with his sister. When he sets his sights on the Mas, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion.… (more)
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  jocelynelise_ | Aug 10, 2020 |
n a silent valley stands an isolated farmhouse, the Mas Lunel. Its owner, Aramon Lunel is an alcoholic, haunted by his violent past; his dogs starve and his land is in ruins. Meanwhile, his sister Audrun, in her bungalow within sight of the Mas Lunel, dreams of retribution for the betrayals that have blighted her life. Into this world, from London, comes disillusioned antiques dealer Anthony Verey, hoping to remake
  AxcellaZed | Jul 28, 2020 |
Nothing particularly wrong with this, but nothing special about it either. Utterly forgettable. I'm mystified as to how it made it onto the Booker longlist. ( )
  GaylaBassham | May 27, 2018 |
What a sad story. Did anyone get out unscathed? This telling was presented in 10, 14-minute segments. It kept me intrigued, but also disgusted and a bit horrified by the depravity. I'm not sure what more to say. ( )
  Lit_Cat | Dec 9, 2017 |
The story features a poor, uneducated brother and sister. The brother wants to sell their farmhouse to a rich foreigner, a plan that troubles his sister considerably. When a wealthy English buyer and his sister show up, passion, retribution, and the clash of cultures complicate the plan. Although the seriously flawed characters are all unlikeable in this dark story, Tremain skillfully portrays them as if from inside their heads. Each one trespasses in different ways. This chilling novel is well-written and completely engrossing to the last page. ( )
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"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 who has escaped to stay with his sister. When he sets his sights on the Mas, a frightening and unstoppable series of consequences is set in motion.

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