The Sea House

The Sea House

A Novel

Book - 2004
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The architect Klaus Lehmann loves his wife, Elsa, with a passion that continues throughout their married life despite long periods of separation. Almost half a century after Lehmann's death in the village of Steerborough, a young woman, Lily, arrives to research his life and work. Pouring over Klaus's letters to Elsa, Lily assembles the story of their lives together and apart. And alone in her rented cottage by the sea, she begins to sense an absence in her own life that may not be filled by simply going home.

The Sea House is the story of the village of Steerborough and the marshes and the sea beyond. It is the story of one generation living in the footprints of another; of a landscape shaped by lives, and lives shaped by landscape. With characteristic skill and a new depth and range, Esther Freud explores the twisting paths that people take -- and the places where those paths meet.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Pub., 2004, c2003
Edition: 1st U.S. ed. --
ISBN: 9780060565497
0060565497
Branch Call Number: FIC Freud 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 276 p

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Mar 27, 2010

must re-read. gorgeous prose!

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