Disquiet (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Nov 25, 2008 - Fiction - 128 pages
17 Reviews
Olivia arrives at her mother?s chateau in rural France (the first time in more than a decade) with her two young children in tow. Soon the family is joined by Olivia?s brother Marcus and his wife Sophie?but this reunion is far from joyful. After years of desperately wanting a baby, Sophie has just given birth to a stillborn child, and she is struggling to overcome her devastation. Meanwhile, Olivia wrestles with her own secrets about the cruel and violent man she married many years before. Exquisitely written and reminiscent of Ian McEwan and J. M. Coetzee, Disquiet is a darkly beautiful and atmospheric story that will linger in the mind long after the final page is turned.


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User Review  - John - Goodreads

I recently watched and very much liked the movie The Hunter, based on another of Leigh's books; with the movie so fresh in my mind I decided it might be better to try a different book by her. The rave ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicholas During - Goodreads

I think I have a new definition of the word "creepy," it would be: read this book, which is pretty much the creepiest book I think I may have ever read. It reminds me a bit of Daphne du Maurier and ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Julia Leigh was born in Sydney, Australia. Her writing has been compared to Melville and Conrad (San Francisco Chronicle), and she was included in the London Observer's list of 21 writers for the 21st century.

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