In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods

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In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods tells the story of a newly married couple who take up a lonely existence in the title's mythical location. In this blank and barren plot far from the world they've known, they mean to start the family the unnamed husband wants so obsessively. But their every pregnancy fails, and as their grief swells, the husband─a hot-tempered and impatient fisherman and trapper─attempts to prove his dominion in other… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)


The justly celebrated poetry of his prose uses such a small palette that we learn his brush strokes fairly early.

The book wisely denies the reader and the characters easy resolutions, but does offer at least a glimmer of hope. Bell has crafted a frightening world inhabited by complex and imperfect characters, and by doing so, he has also written a wonderful novel.

Bell's novel isn't just a joy to read, it's also one of the smartest meditations on the subjects of love, family and marriage in recent years.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Soho Press (June 18, 2013)

Format: EPUB

File size: 2.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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