The Night Guest (Hb)

In an isolated house on the New South Wales coast, Ruth a widow whose sons work abroad lives alone. Until one day a stranger bowls up, announcing that she's been sent by the authorities to be Ruth's carer. At first, Ruth is happy to have the company. Frida is efficient and helpful, and willing to listen to Ruth's stories about her childhood in Fiji and the man she fell for there. But why does Ruth hear a tiger prowling through the house at night? How far can Ruth trust this enigmatic woman? And how far can she trust herself? This hypnotic tale soars above its own suspense to tell us, with exceptional grace and beauty, about ageing, love, dependence, fear and power, and about the mysterious workings of the mind. Here is a dazzling new writer, reminding us how powerfully fiction can speak to our innermost secrets.

Product Overview
ISBN 9781444776676
Categories BX, Classics and Literary, Fic20, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction
Author(s) Fiona McFarlane
Publisher Sceptre
Pages 288
Format Hardback
Dimensions 15.7cm x 2.7cm x 23.9cm
Weight 0.52 kg
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