The past

Hadley, T (2015) The past. Jonathan Cape, London. ISBN 9780224101691

Official URL: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1099200/the-past/9...

Abstract

In this novel three sisters and a brother meet up in their grandparents’ old house for three long, hot summer weeks. The house is full of memories of their childhood and their past -- their mother took them there when she left their father – but now they may have to sell it. And under the idyllic surface, there are tensions. Roland has come with his new wife and his sisters don’t like her. Kasim, the twenty-year-old son of Alice’s ex-boyfriend, makes plans to seduce Molly, Roland’s teenage daughter. Fran’s children uncover an ugly secret in a ruined cottage in the woods. Passion erupts where it’s least expected, blasting the quiet self-possession of Harriet, the oldest sister. A way of life – bourgeois, literate, ritualised – winds down to its inevitable end.

Item Type: Book
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Published by Harper Collins in the US in January 2016.

Divisions: School of Creative Industries
UoA: English Literature & Language
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 15:27
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:42
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