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A beguiling and disarming novel about a mysterious group of children who appear to a disfigured recluse and his country doctor.
Morgan Fletcher, the disfigured heir to a fortune of mysterious origins, lives on a sprawling estate, cut off from a threatening world. One day, his housekeeper, Engel, discovers a baby left on the doorstep. Soon more children arrive, among them stern, watchful David. With the help of Engel and town physician Doctor Crane, Morgan takes the children in, allowing them to explore the mansion … and to begin to uncover the strange and disturbing secrets it holds.
Cloaked in eerie atmosphere, this distorted fairy tale and the unsettling questions it raises will stay with the reader long after the final page.
Charles Lambert has crafted an exquisitely strange and deliciously dark offering ... the narrative itself will haunt his readers well beyond the margins of its pages.--High Voltage Magazine
This disquieting novel is surely one of the year's most bizarre stories… Mr. Lambert's subtle prose enhances the novel's creepiness, as does his refusal to fully resolve or explain its many mysteries.---The New York Times
The Children's Home is a not-nice sort of fairy tale, where the magic doesn't sparkle prettily but boils and oozes, where the Prince has a face of tatters, where the children take grown-up revenge on their monsters. It is also, somehow, a searching, empathetic narrative about forgiveness.--Owen King, author of Double Feature: A Novel
The Children's Home may well be the most surprising, thought provoking and also baffling book I've ever read. --The Way She Reads blog
There is really nothing at all in this story that isn't strange and that's what I ended up loving about it. --In a Good Book Room
Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer.-- Beryl Bainbridge
This genre-bending debut is by turns dread-inducing and heartwarming, a masterful exploration of whether innocence can truly sprout from ignorance...a magical, mesmerizing tale about the courage it takes to confront the unknown. --Booklist, STARRED review
Charles Lambert's novel is entirely original ... highly compelling and invigorating writing.--Lonesome Reader
Charles Lambert could one day attain classic status--Maggie Gee
Beautifully written and crafted, and more compelling than many thrillers.--Daily Mail
A thoroughly original entry into the tradition of ghost stories, eschewing convention.Compulsively readable, a one-of-a-kind literary horror story.--Kirkus
The Children's Home is a haunting Gothic in the vein of Shirley Jackson, steeped with the mystery and imagination of Neil Gaiman's fairy tales. Lambert's prose is beautiful and his tale is mesmerizing.'--CementeryDance online
' ...one book that I shall re-read and re-read again.' --Postcard Reviews
||21,5 x 13,5 cm