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The High House

by Jessie Greengrass

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Published 1st April 2021, 288 pages
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‘SUFFUSED WITH JOY’ Guardian , ‘PROPHETIC’ Daily Mail , ‘BEAUTIFUL’ Scotsman, ‘IMMERSIVE’ IMAGE

Crisis slid from distant threat to imminent probability and we tuned it out like static

A stunning novel of the extraordinary and the everyday, The High House explores how we get used to change that once seemed unthinkable, how we place the needs of our families against the needs of others - and it asks us who, if we had to, we would save.

Francesca is Caro’s stepmother, and Pauly’s mother. A scientist, she can see what is going to happen.

The high house was once her holiday home; now looked after by locals Grandy and Sally, she has turned it into an ark, for when the time comes. The mill powers the generator; the orchard is carefully pruned; the greenhouse has all its glass intact. Almost a family, but not quite, they plant, store seed, and watch the weather carefully.

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The High House
by Jessie Greengrass

ISBN
9781800750074

Publisher
Swift Press

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
April 1, 2021

Page count
288 pages