The Dutch House

The Dutch House

Patchett, Ann

Editorial Harper Collins USA
Fecha de edición septiembre 2019 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés

EAN 9780062966292
352 páginas
Libro encuadernado en tapa blanda
Dimensiones 152 mm x 229 mm


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Resumen del libro

Do you think it's possible to ever see the past as it actually was?' I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer.

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The story is told by Cyril's son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they're together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they've lost with humor and rage. But when at last they're forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

Biografía del autor

Ann Patchett (Los Ángeles, 1963) es la autora de seis novelas y tres libros de no ficción. Con su novela " Bel Canto " ganó el Premio Orange, el Premio PEN / Faulkner y el Book Sense Book of the Year. Ha vendido más de un millón de ejemplares en Estados Unidos y sus obras han sido traducidas a treinta idiomas. " Comunidad " , su última novela, ha permanecido durante meses en los primeros puestos en las listas de libros más vendidos en Estados Unidos y ha sido considerada una de las mejores novelas del año 2016 para The New York Times, The Washington Post y Time, entre otros medios, al tiempo que ha sido finalista del National Book Critics Circle Award y del premio a la mejor novela del influyente portal Goodreads. Vive en Nashville, Tennessee, y es copropietaria de la librería Parnassus Books.




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