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Seven Houses in France

Seven Houses in France

(2011)
A novel by

 

"A brilliantly inventive writer... at once terribly moving and wildly funny."
Antonia S Byatt


A brooding novel of colonial intrigue in the Congo, from the author of The Accordionist's Son and Obabakoak

The year is 1903, and the garrison of Yangambi on the banks of the Congo is under the command of Captain Lalande Biran. The captain is also a poet whose ambition is to amass a fortune and return to the literary cafes of Paris. His glamorous wife, Christine, has a further ambition: to own seven houses in France, a house for every year he has been abroad. At Lalande Biran's side are the ex-legionnaire van Thiegel, a brutal womanizer, and the servile, treacherous Donatien, who dreams of running a brothel. The officers spend their days guarding enslaved rubber-tappers and kidnapping young girls, and at their hands the jungle is transformed into a wild circus of human ambition and absurdity. But everything changes with the arrival of a new officer and brilliant marksman: the enigmatic Chrysostome Liege. An outstanding new novel from the critically acclaimed and prizewinning author Bernardo Atxaga, Seven Houses in France is a blackly comic tale which reveals the darkest sides of human desire.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2011 : UK Hardback
Title: Seven Houses in France
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
ISBN: 1-84655-447-0 / 978-1-84655-447-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
Title: Seven Houses in France
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
ISBN: 0-09-955225-6 / 978-0-09-955225-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Seven Houses in France: A Novel
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
ISBN: 1-55597-623-9 / 978-1-55597-623-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Seven Houses in France: A Novel
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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November 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Seven Houses in France
Author(s): Bernardo Atxaga
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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