House on Fire : House on Fire is Charles Foran's startling new novel, a multi-layered blend of the personal and the political, and a brilliant departure for this gifted writer. A skilled literary reflection of Tibet's struggle against its oppressors, it is the tale of Dominic Wilson, a transplanted Canadian and former journalist, a man in the process of not being arrested for unspecified crimes he didn't commit. On an obsessive search for the author of a haunting short story, he is detained in the remote city of Bon in the last frontier of a remote Asian country known as Gyatso. It is here that Dominic seeks answers about imagination and reality, trust and deception, pleasure and guilt - and his true reasons for being there. With the pace of a classic thriller, shot through with the mysteries of place and passion, House on Fire is an edgy, complex and compelling novel.