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House of Windows

Alexia Casale

A wry, heartfelt and beautiful second novel from award-winning author of The Bone Dragon, Alexia Casale, about how the people we love the most can be the most difficult people to love.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571321537
Date Published
06.08.2015
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Summary

‘The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.’ Robert Louis Stevenson

Nick hates it when people call him a genius. Sure, he’s going to Cambridge University aged 15, but he says that’s just because he works hard. And, secretly, he only works hard to get some kind of attention from his workaholic father.

Not that his strategy is working.

When he arrives at Cambridge, he finds the work hard and socialising even harder. Until, that is, he starts to cox for the college rowing crew and all hell breaks loose…

Critic Reviews

A totally absorbing, sensitive coming-of-age story, beautifully written capturing the deep, well-formed characters and drawing the reader into the atmosphere.

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AlexiaCasale

A British-American citizen of Italian heritage, Alexia is an editor, teacher and writing consultant. After studying psychology then educational technology at Cambridge, she moved to New York to work on a Tony-award-winning Broadway show before completing a PhD and teaching qualification. In between, she worked as a West End script-critic, box-office manager for a music festival and executive editor of…

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