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.”
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.