The Two Lives of Louis & Louise

Author:   Julie Cohen
Publisher:   Orion Publishing Co
ISBN:  

9781409179832


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   24 January 2019
Format:   Paperback
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The Two Lives of Louis & Louise


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'It's BRILLIANT. Such a clever, entertaining way to demonstrate how gender predetermines a life. I enjoyed it hugely' Marian Keyes * Fabulous pick for 2019's Best Books * * Woman & Home Pick of the Month * * Good Housekeeping Book of the Month * * Emerald Street January's Best Books * * Stylist 2019's Hottest Books * * THE POOL Recommended Books 2019 * ***** ONE LIFE. LIVED TWICE. Louis and Louise are the same person born in two different lives. They are separated only by the sex announced by the doctor and a final 'e'. They have the same best friends, the same red hair, the same dream of being a writer, the same excellent whistle. They both suffer one catastrophic night, with life-changing consequences. Thirteen years later, they are both coming home. A tender, insightful and timely novel about the things that bring us together - and those which separate us, from the author of Richard & Judy recommended book Together ***** A NOVEL PEOPLE CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT... 'Julie Cohen has created something really special . . . full of raw emotion . . . and a heartfelt message which declares that regardless of gender, what really matters to humans most is love' Stylist 'Not often does a story remind us of what beautifully complex creatures we are. Julie Cohen has given us that rare gift' Christina Dalcher, author of VOX 'Louis and Louise is Julie Cohen at her absolute best. So cleverly done and authentic, and you feel as if you live in the town with the characters and have been in the story with them.' A J Pearce 'Louis & Louise is moving and beautiful, but it will also make you wonder and question, and it will stretch out your thinking so very beautifully' Joanna Cannon 'Elegant, thoughtful and powerful' Daisy Buchanan 'Fierce, intricate and intriguing' Fanny Blake 'Hugely original and heartbreakingly real' Rosie Walsh 'A timely read that will stay with you long after you put it down' Libby Page 'What a brave, warm and wise book this is. I loved it' Tamar Cohen 'Beautifully written and thought-provoking' Kate Eberlen, author of MISS YOU 'A cobweb of a book: beautifully intricate and delicate' Veronica Henry 'Wow. What a beautiful, ballsy and brilliant book' Sinead Moriarty 'A beautifully written, heartbreaking and important novel about gender, self, family and, ultimately, love' Claire Frost, reviewer 'An engaging, moving novel, at its mos

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Author:   Julie Cohen
Publisher:   Orion Publishing Co
Imprint:   Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.40cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.400kg
ISBN:  

9781409179832


ISBN 10:   1409179834
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   24 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

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Not often does a story remind us of what beautifully complex creatures we are. Julie Cohen has given us that rare gift In this fascinating novel, Cohen explores the paths taken by Louis and Louise, which run almost parallel until a life-changing event on the night of Lou's high school graduation. It's a poignant look at how our gender can determine the way we are treated and the knock-on effects that can have, even if all the other circumstances of our lives are exactly the same - Emerald Street Poignant and heartfelt - PRIMA Tender and thought-provoking - Woman & Home A timely read that will stay with you long after you put it down Louis and Louise is Julie Cohen at her absolute best. So cleverly done and authentic, and you feel as if you live in the town with the characters and have been in the story with them.


Not often does a story remind us of what beautifully complex creatures we are. Julie Cohen has given us that rare gift In this fascinating novel, Cohen explores the paths taken by Louis and Louise, which run almost parallel until a life-changing event on the night of Lou's high school graduation. It's a poignant look at how our gender can determine the way we are treated and the knock-on effects that can have, even if all the other circumstances of our lives are exactly the same - Emerald Street Poignant and heartfelt - PRIMA Tender and thought-provoking - Woman & Home A timely read that will stay with you long after you put it down Louis and Louise is Julie Cohen at her absolute best. So cleverly done and authentic, and you feel as if you live in the town with the characters and have been in the story with them. Not often does a story remind us of what beautifully complex creatures we are. Julie Cohen has given us that rare gift Cohen has written an engaging, moving novel, at its most arresting in the pivotal scenes when she explores the personal fallout of industrial and class conflict in Louis/Louise's beleaguered hometown. - SUNDAY TIMES


Author Information

Julie Cohen grew up in the western mountains of Maine. Her house was just up the hill from the library and she spent many hours walking back and forth, her nose in a book. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Cambridge University and is a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing, including classes for The Guardian and Literature Wales. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and have sold nearly a million copies; DEAR THING was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Julie lives in Berkshire with her husband, son and a terrier of dubious origin. You can find Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen or you can visit her website: www.julie-cohen.com.

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