Louis & Louise
A baby is born, many novels would treat this one act as an inspiration of the story to come. In Julie Cohen’s novel the inspiration is shared, one baby is born on that one day but we then witness the two lives that the baby will live dependent on if it is Louis - a baby boy or Louise - a baby girl. This is a thought-provoking study into the importance we place on gender and how ideas of identity can inform our decision making.
A highly engaging read. Kim
A moving and thought-provoking novel from literary rising star Julie Cohen, about one life, lived twice. How different can it be?
'Elegant, thoughtful and powerful' Daisy Buchanan
'Hugely original and heartbreakingly real' Rosie Walsh
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.