UNDERMAJORDOMO MINOR by Patrick deWitt
A love story, an adventure story, a fable without a moral, and an ink-black comedy of manners, #UndermajordomoMinor is #PatrickdeWitt& #39;s long-awaited follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel #TheSistersBrothers (WHICH WE LOVED.) Lucy Minor is the resident odd duck in the bucolic hamlet of Bury. Friendless and aimless, Lucy is a compulsive liar, a sickly weakling in a town famous for producing brutish giants. Then she accepts employment assisting the Majordomo of the remote, foreboding Castle Von Aux. This book is an adventure, a mystery, and a searing portrayal of rural Alpine bad behavior, but above all it is a love story and Lucy must be careful, for love is a violent thing.