In Paris, art student Aurélie Renard throws a stone and sets in motion a chain of events that will turn her life upside down.Suddenly finding herself in sole charge of a stranger’s baby, and with no idea how babies work, it’s only thanks to the help of her adoring professor and her gun-toting heartbreaker of a best friend that Aurélie Renard is able to navigate her way through the most extraordinary and calamitous seven days of her life.Meanwhile, in a Pigalle cinema, a naked man is doing his best to show the people of Paris, Aurélie among them, what it means to be alive …
“The funniest, most romantic book Dan Rhodes has ever written. It’s full of zest and joy and art and Paris. Only to be read if you enjoy happiness.”
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Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of six other books: Anthropology, Don’t Tell Me the Truth About Love, Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Gold, Little Hands Clapping and, writing as Danuta de Rhodes, The Little White Car. In 2003 he was named by Granta magazine as one of their Twenty Best of Young British Novelists and in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph as one of their Best British Novelists Under Forty. He is the winner of many awards including the Author’s Club First Novel Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He lives in Derbyshire.