About the book
The third book from perhaps the most original comic novelist in England
‘I live in a house built entirely from tin. For a long while I was quite content here, and remained convinced I would find no better place to be. Then one day a woman arrived at my door and said, “So this is where you’ve been hiding.”‘
Living in a tin shack, on a great plain, with only the wind for company: what could be better? But with Mary Petrie rapidly turning your house into a home, and the charismatic Michael Hawkins enticing your neighbours away, suddenly there are choices to be made. Should you stay? Or join the exodus?
Reviewed by U3A Group 3 Reading Group:
An enjoyable read – unique writing. Provoked much discussion, especially the “allegory” aspect. We wondered which country it was set? Evoked memories from one of the group who lived in a tin house in the Himalayas.
Star rating: ***