Care of Wooden Floors (Paperback)
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Care of Wooden Floors (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/08/2012
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A bold and brilliant debut from a darkly funny new voice. Oskar is a minimalist composer best known for his piece 'Variations on Tram Timetables'. He lives with his wife and two cats in an unnamed Eastern European city. But this book isn't really about Oskar. Oskar is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. Meanwhile, he has entrusted an old friend to take care of his perfect, beautiful apartment. Despite Oskar leaving extensive notes on how to keep his flat in pristine condition, a tiny oversight initiates a chain of farcical, and even fatal, disasters. 'Care of Wooden Floors' is about loneliness, friendship and the quest for, and struggle against, perfection. And it is, a little, about how to take care of wooden floors.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007424443

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“Left me cold...”

I liked the quirky, different premise of this book and it started in a promising way with an interesting style of writing full of imagery, but it soon became a predictable, farcical black comedy and reminded me of an... More

Hardback edition
17th February 2012
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“Interesting but not thrilling..”

Care of Wooden Floors is the debut novel of Will Wiles, by day an architecture and design journalist, by night a novelist (it would seem).

So. Reading Wiles' debut novel was not the easiest or most relaxing... More

Hardback edition
16th February 2012
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“A Very Funny Read”

If you like your fiction darkly comic then this is the novel for you.

Our unnamed narrator , to say he is laid back is an understatement, is asked by his rather uptight friend Oskar to look after his apartment and... More

Paperback edition
14th April 2013
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