Melanie Wallace Housekeeper

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Housekeeper

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When Jamie Hall finds a boy tied to a tree and cuts him loose, she can have no idea of the desperate chain of events her act of humanity will trigger. An orphaned teenage runaway who has fetched up with only her dog and her backpack in the lonesome town of her grandparents' birth, Jamie becomes housekeeper to Margaret, a retired photographer. There she meets Galen, a trapper who now lives at a remove from life. Slowly, they come to realise that each has something the other craves. But when the feral boy released by Jamie sets out on a lethal spree, their dreams come under terrifying threat... Longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction.

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"Time and time again, Wallace finds the right word to lift an otherwise ordinary sentence into art." –The New York Times Book Review

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"The Housekeeper is a remarkable novel, a love story, a thriller, a poem all in one. The book has a timeless feel, and inspires pity and fear as all best tragedies must. Melanie Wallace is an intrepid storyteller, a writer who is unafraid to explore evil and sadness, and in language that is perfectly tuned to her subjects. I was up most of the night reading, by turns fearful, by turns hopeful." – Jane Hamilton, author of the Book of Ruth and The Short History of a Prince

"Melanie Wallace makes something beautiful out of the bleak and the battered. Her characters are worn, their voices weary, and their souls inconsolable, but Wallace’s style is so fresh and her language so carefully hewn that this grim tale is also a gorgeous one." – Ed Sikov, author of Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers

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