Disquiet

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ISBN 9780571239993 Format Hardback
9780571239993
Paperback
Published 01/05/2008 Length 128 pages
128

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Accompanied by two young children, Olivia has left a violent marriage and returned to her childhood home, an austere chateau surrounded by formal gardens. She considers herself to be already 'murdered', dead before dying. At the same time as this unannounced homecoming another couple are expected at the chateau: her brother Marcus and his wife Sophie are due back from the hospital with their newborn. In this brittle world of emotional control everyone tries to hold themselves together as a tragic secret pushes them towards breaking point . . . A darkly mesmerising tale, Disquiet is disturbing, atmospheric, subtle and quite brilliant.
Accompanied by two young children, Olivia has left a violent marriage and returned to her childhood home, an austere chateau surrounded by formal gardens. She considers herself to be already 'murdered', dead before dying. At the same time as this unannounced homecoming another couple are expected at the chateau: her brother Marcus and his wife Sophie are due back from the hospital with their newborn. In this brittle world of emotional control everyone tries to hold themselves together as a tragic secret pushes them towards breaking point . . . A darkly mesmerising tale, Disquiet is disturbing, atmospheric, subtle and quite brilliant.
  • About Julia Leigh

    Julia Leigh’s debut novel, The Hunter, was published around the world and won numerous awards, including a Betty Trask Award and the 2001 Prix de l’Astrolabe. It was also selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her second novel, Disquiet, won the Encore Award. Her film Sleeping Beauty was officially selected for the Festival de Cannes in 2011.

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