Weekend Exclusive! Take 5% Off. Get the code »

In her cottage in the rain-drenched French countryside, an old woman receives an unexpected visitor: a boy whispering in an unfamiliar language, and bringing sheaves of paper, the letters and jottings of her youngest son. Some time before - and not even the locals who relate the story can remember how long - her son had done as she had told him, and left to seek his fortune on a Caribbean island. Once there, the promised wealth disastrously eluded him, and soon, not far from the old woman's cottage, the locals see a ...

The House in the Forest 2005, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571217793


Mass-market paperback

House in the Forest 2004, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571217786