Charles Balanda is forty-seven; a successful architect, he is constantly on the move. But from the moment he hears about the death of the woman he once loved - Anouk, the tragically big-hearted mother of a childhood friend - his life begins to unravel until, one day, he finds himself on a Paris pavement covered in blood. But fate brings him one final chance to be happy in Kate, an enchanting young woman, herself damaged but fearless and in love with life.
The resulting story is a triumphant, spellbinding and ultimately consoling novel about the power of a second chance.
"Gavalda writes warm-hearted fiction, with plenty of culture, emotion and thoughtfulness" - Daily Telegraph
"An uncomplicated, easily digestible, cheering read" - Independent
About the Author
Anna Gavalda (born 9 December 1970 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine) is a French teacher and award-winning novelist. While working as French teacher in high school, a collection of her short stories was first published in 1999 under the title Je voudrais que quelqu'un m'attende quelque part that met with both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling more than three-quarters of a million copies in her native France and winning the 2000 “Grand Prix RTL-Lire”.
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