A chilling literary novel about a nomadic young woman who becomes tangled in the stories of her past and the search for a wild boy.
Teenage runaway Jamie Hall – entangled by circumstance and poverty – seems incapable of escaping the mountain-and-valley watershed that was the birthplace of her maternal grandparents. Working as a housekeeper for Margaret, a retired photographer who leaves behind a pictorial chronicle of the valley’s history, Jamie finds herself trapped in a town–and amongst a group of locals–unable to shake the relentless grip of the past.
With an unforgettable cast of characters and gorgeous, piercing prose, The Housekeeper is at once a poetic meditation on landscape and a page-turning thriller.
Melanie Wallace is an American writer who lives with her husband in Myloi, an agrarian village on southern Evia, and in Manhattan. Blue Horse Dreaming is her first novel.
“Time and time again, Wallace finds the right word to lift an otherwise ordinary sentence into art.”
— The New York Times Book Review
Publication Date: April 7, 2006
trim size: 8 x 5.1 x 0.8