The Detour

The Detour

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A woman abandons her home in Holland without a word, leaving behind an impervious husband, mystified parents, and an unfinished thesis on reclusive poet Emily Dickson. Across the sea in Britain, she arrives at an isolated cottage in the shadow of a mountain. She settles there, alone in the ancient landscape, her only contact coming from the animals she encounters, a handful of wary locals, and her poetry books. But what is she fleeing? And will her new home provide redemption, or lead her further into darkness?
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2013
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780099563679
0099563673
Branch Call Number: FICTION BAKKE...G
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Colmer, David 1960-
Notes: First published as De omweg by Uitgeverij Cossee, Amsterdam, 2010

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uncommonreader
Oct 17, 2015

This is a somewhat odd but intriguing story set in Wales, ultimately about solitude, grief (and incidently) gardens.

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ms_mustard
Mar 15, 2014

Dutch woman, Welsh boy, illness, Emily Dickinson, a badger, landscaping and olfactory illusions - a bit of a mystery, but not a who-done-it.

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matcat44
Aug 15, 2013

Depressing and weird.

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