An unforgettably powerful novel of the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. Danny Conroy grows up in the Dutch House, a lavish mansion in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Though his father is distant and his mother is absent, Danny has his beloved sister Maeve, to rely upon. But one day, Andrea arrives, the epitome of the evil stepmother. She banishes them from their childhood home and they enter a world of mourning - for their family, their previous affluence and their past.