In Paris, art student Aur lie Renard throws a stone and sets in motion a chain of events that will turn her life upside down.
Suddenly finding herself in sole charge of a stranger's baby, and with no idea how babies work, it's only thanks to the help of her adoring professor and her gun-toting heartbreaker of a best friend that Aur lie Renard is able to navigate her way through the most extraordinary and calamitous seven days of her life.
Meanwhile, in a Pigalle cinema, a naked man is doing his best to show the people of Paris, Aur lie among them, what it means to be alive . . .
Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of six other books: Anthropology , Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love , Timoleon Vieta Come Home , Gold, Little Hands Clapping and, writing as Danuta de Rhodes ,The Little White Car . In 2003 he was named by Granta magazine as one of their Twenty Best of Young British Novelists and in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph as one of their Best British Novelists Under Forty. He is the winner of many awards including the Author's Club First Novel Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He lives in Derbyshire.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Date of Birth:
February 26, 1972
Place of Birth:
Croydon, Surrey, England
B.A., University of Glamorgan, 1994; M.A., University of Glamorgan, 1998
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There are books and then there are stories. This is the latter. I could not predict where the story was going but I would have followed these characters and this plot into a burning house and done so happily.