Louis & Louise
By Julie Cohen
Read by Patricia Rodriguez
A powerful novel from literary rising star Julie Cohen, a 'Richard & Judy' recommended author, about how the events of one person's life unfold so differently simply because of their gender.
'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.
PRAISE FOR JULIE COHEN'S 'TOGETHER' - A RICHARD AND JUDY RECOMMENDED BOOK:
'Julie Cohen's writing is powerful, moving and truly beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
'It takes a lot to tempt me from crime, but this is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I've read' Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths
'This big, clever, tender and twisty love story reminded me of One Day & The Time Traveler's Wife' Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said
A perfect bookclub read for anyone who has enjoyed Celeste Ng, Kate Atkinson and Anne Tyler.
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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24 Jan 2019
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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 — Christina Dalcher, author of VOX
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 — Isabelle Broom, Woman & Home
Elegant, thoughtful and powerful — Daisy Buchanan
Hugely original and heartbreakingly real — Rosie Walsh
Fierce, intricate and intriguing — Fanny Blake
A timely read that will stay with you long after you put it down — Libby Page
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, author of DEAR MRS BIRD
Louis & Louise is moving and beautiful, but it will also make you wonder and question — Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP
What a brave, warm and wise book this is. I loved it — Tamar Cohen, author of THE BROKEN
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