Voyeur (Hardback)Francesca Reece (author)
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An English drifter in Paris takes a job as an assistant to a formerly famous writer in Reece’s uniquely disquieting novel of desire, fragile masculinity and fractured narratives.
WRITER SEEKS ASSISTANT TO HELP WITH ARCHIVING/RESEARCH FOR A NEW NOVEL. (Don't bother to apply if your name is Shakespearean or classical.)
PARIS AND SOUTH. PART-TIME.
Leah, a young woman who has found herself 'ambitioned' out of London, is now aimlessly adrift in Paris. Tired of odd jobs in cafes and teaching English to unresponsive social media influencers, her heart skips a beat when she spots an advert for a writer seeking an assistant.
Michael was once the bright young star of the London literary scene, now a washed-up author with writer's block. He doesn't place much hope in the advert, but after meeting Leah is filled with an inspiration he hasn't felt in years.
When Michael offers Leah the opportunity to join him and his family in their rambling but glorious property in the south of France for the summer, she finally feels her luck is turning. But as she begins to transcribe the diaries from his debauched life in 1960s Soho, something begins to nag at Leah's sense of fulfilment; that there might be more to Michael than meets the eye.
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 600 g
Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 40 mm
'A sultry, summery book ... devastatingly witty, compulsively readable ... like Sally Rooney meeting Martin Amis in Paris' - Francine Toon, author of Pine
'Voyeur is a salty, sultry exploration of desire and aspiration. It fractures fragile masculinity and illuminates the traces of the past in the present. It is wry, funny and wild, yet warns us of the dangers of a singular narrative and shows us the importance of being the protagonist of your own story' - Jessica Andrews, author of Saltwater
'Unsettling, addictive, and razor-sharp, Francesca Reece is a devastatingly compelling new voice in literary fiction' - Louise O'Neill
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