The Hundred-Year House

The Hundred-Year House

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The acclaimed author of The Borrower returns with a dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield.

"Rebecca Makkai is a writer to watch, as sneakily ambitious as she is unpretentious."

-Richard Russo

Meet the Devohrs: Zee, a Marxist literary scholar who detests her parents' wealth but nevertheless finds herself living in their carriage house; Gracie, her mother, who claims she can… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)


Equal parts screwball comedy, intellectual sex farce, historical drama and old-fashioned ghost story, “The Hundred-Year House” sometimes feels like the precocious love child of John Irving’s “The Hotel New Hampshire” and a rousing game of Clue.

The Hundred-Year House is easy and enjoyable, a book for beach read listicles, with all the good, and the less-so connotations that might come with that.

Makkai strikes a smartly absurdist tone as her characters nervously await impending doom from the uneventful Y2K bug, but while the novel is both funny and smart at times, Makkai fails to make the estate the foreboding character it needs to be to both ground and uproot these privileged characters who can't see how lucky they are and how self-absorbed their lives have become.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Viking Adult (July 10, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 881 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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