The Resource The rich man's house, Andrew McGahan

The rich man's house, Andrew McGahan

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The rich man's house
Title
The rich man's house
Statement of responsibility
Andrew McGahan
Title variation
rich mans house
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the freezing Antarctic waters south of Tasmania, a mountain was discovered in 1642 by the seafaring explorer Gerrit Jansz. Not just any mountain but one that Jansz estimated was an unbelievable height of twenty-five thousand metres. In 2016, at the foot of this unearthly mountain, a controversial and ambitious 'dream home', the Observatory, is painstakingly constructed by an eccentric billionaire - the only man to have ever reached the summit. Rita Gausse, estranged daughter of the architect who designed the Observatory is surprised, upon her father's death, to be invited to the isolated mansion to meet the famously reclusive owner, Walter Richman. But from the beginning, something doesn't feel right. Why is Richman so insistent that she come? What does he expect of her? When cataclysmic circumstances intervene to trap Rita and a handful of other guests in the Observatory, cut off from the outside world, she slowly begins to learn the unsettling - and ultimately horrifying - answers
Summary
Billionaire Walter Richman has built himself his dream home, the Observatory, a mansion like no other mansion at the foot of the world's highest mountain in the cold Antarctic waters south of Tasmania. Living a far humbler life is Rita Gausse, estranged daughter of the architect who designed the Observatory. Rita is surprised, upon her father's death, to be invited to the Observatory to meet the famous Richman in person. From the beginning, something doesn't feel right. Why is Richman so insistent that she come? What does he, and the additional guests he has invited, expect of her? When cataclysmic circumstances intervene to trap Rita and the others in the Observatory, cut off from the outside world, she slowly begins to learn the unsettling and ultimately horrifying answers.
Storyline
Writing style
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10796707
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VHEI
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McGahan, Andrew
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Mansions
  • Islands
  • Billionaires
  • Mountains
  • Mountaineers
  • Natural disasters
Target audience
adult
Label
The rich man's house, Andrew McGahan
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065975273
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
596 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760529826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1102415782
Label
The rich man's house, Andrew McGahan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065975273
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
596 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760529826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1102415782

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