These Dividing Walls (Paperback)Fran Cooper (author)
What building doesn't have secrets?
How much does anyone know of what goes on behind their neighbour's doors?
On a hot June day, grief-stricken Edward arrives in Paris hoping that a stay in a friend's empty apartment will help him mend. But this is not the Paris he knows: there are no landmarks or grand boulevards, and the apartment he was promised is little more than an attic room.
In the apartments below him, his new neighbours fill their flats with secrets. A young mother is on the brink, a bookshop owner buries her past, and a banker takes up a dark and malicious new calling.
Before he knows it, Edward will find himself entangled in their web, and as the summer heat intensifies so do tensions within and without the building, leading to a city-wide wave of violence, and a reckoning within the walls of number 37.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 140 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm
"A multi-layered novel, elevated by fine writing, in which our traditional view of Paris is debunked to show a less familiar side of the city. Cooper's expertly realised characters, both sympathetic and not, have stories that are interwoven with aplomb." - Daily Mail
"An engaging debut that throws light on a hidden side of Paris." - Woman & Home
"This book played into my acute nosiness, throwing open the doors to the fictional lives of the residents of number 37 . . . It'll open your heart and your mind. It certainly did mine." - The Pool
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I was really, really impressed with this book; despite being a debut is it has such an assured feel to it. From the beginning I was drawn into the stories of the various individuals living at Number 37, storing up the... More
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An apartment in Paris filled with people from all corner of the globe – now I’ve lived in such a place and didn’t know my neighbours either – that planted the seed for wanting to see behind the closed doors of this... More
“What a wonderful novel!”
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