The Housekeeper

Melanie Wallace

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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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