Detour / Gerbrand Bakker.

A Dutch woman, a university English lecturer doing some research, rents a farm in remote, rural Wales. She expects to stay for some time and sets about making the farmhouse more homely. When she arrives, there are ten geese living in the garden but one by one they disappear. Perhaps it's the work...

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Main Author: Bakker, Gerbrand, 1962-
Published: New York : Random House, 2012.
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Summary: A Dutch woman, a university English lecturer doing some research, rents a farm in remote, rural Wales. She expects to stay for some time and sets about making the farmhouse more homely. When she arrives, there are ten geese living in the garden but one by one they disappear. Perhaps it's the work of a local fox. She has recently confessed to an affair with one of her students and has quietly fled from a situation that had become unbearable. In Amsterdam, her stunned husband contacts the police and forms a strange partnership with a detective who agrees to help him look for her.
Physical Description: 230 p.
Language: English
ISBN: 9781846555442 (pbk.) :
Author Notes: Gerbrand Bakker worked as a subtitler for nature films before becoming a gardener. His debut novel The Twin won the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and will soon be made into a film.