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The House on the Corner : Alison Woodhouse

The House on the Corner : Alison Woodhouse


In The House on the Corner, personal tremors large and small unsettle the foundations of a middle-class, nuclear family at the end of the 1980s. Alison Woodhouse has a novelist’s gift for capturing in words the currents and eddies of intimate, private thought. Her characters exist in a world of subtle, shadowy shifts – try as they might to understand what’s happening around them, they are shaped by forces beyond their comprehension and control. Luckily for the reader, Woodhouse knows exactly what she’s doing. She renders her characters’ disappointments and joys in paragraph after paragraph of exquisite prose.
~Michael Loveday, author of Three Men on the Edge

Deceptive on so many levels, this is a gem of a book. Tiny, it packs a memorable punch as the house of the title oversees a family in ever-deepening crisis. Everyone seeks connection and no one can give it. A subtle, beautifully crafted exploration of misses: missed cues, misunderstandings, missed communication, missed opportunities. A small but powerful litany of the most subtle of destructive behaviours build The House on the Corner into a work to care hugely about.  Small in stature, big of heart. Not easily forgotten.
~Vanessa Gebbie, author of The Coward’s Tale

The House on the Corner traces the many changes of a London family throughout the mid-eighties and early-nineties. Woodhouse writes with precision and heart, shaking the foundations of a family home while history unfolds outside its door. This is a novella-in-flash that masterfully depicts the intensity of a quiet domestic life.
~Santino Prinzi, author of This Alone Could Save Us

Paperback; 203mm x 113mm; 62pp

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  • ISBN: 978-1-912095-14-8
  • Published by: Ad Hoc Fiction

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