This House of Grief

This House of Grief - W&N Essentials

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Publisher's Synopsis


'This House of Grief, in its restraint and control, bears comparison with In Cold Blood' KATE ATKINSON
'It grabbed me by the throat in the same way that the podcast series Serial did' GILLIAN ANDERSON

'Utterly gripping' MARK HADDON

Father's Day, 2005. Just after nightfall, a discarded husband drove his three young sons back to their mother, his ex-wife.

On that dark country road, barely five minutes from the children's home, the old white car swerved off the highway and plunged into a dam. The father freed himself and swam to the bank, but the car sank to the bottom, and all the children drowned.

The court case that followed became Helen Garner's obsession, one that would take over her life until its final verdict. The resulting book is a true-crime classic and literary masterpiece, which examines just what we are capable of and how fiercely we hide it from ourselves.

A W&N Essential with an introduction by Rachel Cooke

Book information

ISBN: 9781399606806
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.1523092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 2042
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 230g
Height: 160mm
Width: 210mm
Spine width: 24mm