House Arrest

House Arrest


1998, Hardcover, 272 pp., Picador USA

“House Arrest is a novel that sneaks into one’s thinking…[It] steadily and winningly opens forth to be about everyone’s brush with entrapment and about all those exotic-seeming ways we get free if we can. It’s a subtle and intelligent and affecting book, fully aware of itself, fully formed.”
— Richard Ford

Mary Morris, called “a marvelous storyteller” by The Chicago Tribune, returns with the finest novel in her acclaimed career–a vividly etched, engrossing story of a nation, two remarkable women, and the meaning of freedom.

Taut with tension, filled with the telling observations of place and local character that grow out of her expertise as a travel writer, House Arrest is Mary Morris’s richest, most powerful novel to date.