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Louis & Louise
Louis & Louise | Julie Cohen
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ONE LIFE. LIVED TWICE. In their moment of birth, Louis and Louise are the same person in two different lives. They are separated only by the sex announced by the doctor, and a final 'e'. On 8th September 1978, Louis David Alder is born male. On 8th September 1978, Louise Dawn Alder is born female. Louis and Louise are the same in many ways - they have the same best friends, the same parents, the same dream of being a writer and leaving their hometown in Maine as soon as they can. But because of their gender, everything looks different, which makes you question: If you could look at one life in two different ways, what would you see? ***** 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
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JennyM
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On Sept 8 1978, Lou is born, and this is the story of Lou as a male and Lou as a female. Told in parallel, I thought it might be confusing to have dual life stories, but it worked well, and there were interweaving chapters when Lou was brought together as one. Issues around masculinity, femininity, patriarchy, sexuality and equality were at the heart of this story, and I‘m so glad to have read it. Highly recommend.

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LeeRHarry @JennyM i still have just over a week to go, thanks for asking, starting to look forward to sleeping in my own bed 😊 x 5mo
Rissreads This is sitting on my tbr shelf looking at me. Hopefully I will get to it soon. 4mo
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Tanisha_A Love the hashtag. 5mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A 😘 it‘s all about gender expectations...I‘m enjoying it 5mo
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BookwormM
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#Netgalley #Louis&Louise ARC

Great little book which is more heavyweight than it first appears

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2687583955

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BookwormM
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#louis&louise #netgalley #ARC I love this book 💕💕

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#louis&louise #netgalley #ARC

Book synchronicity reading this on the Kindle and Stephen King‘s Song of Susannah paperback

RadicalReader @BookwormM such a wonderful line. Love how Stephen Kong‘s books are based in Maine because that‘s where he‘s from 10mo
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mr_annie
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‘Sliding Doors‘ meets ‘Orlando‘: this entertaining and thought-provoking novel tells a life lived two ways, as Lou is born male in one strand and female in another. In all other respects they are the same person on the inside, but how will the perceptions of the world around them change the path their lives take? Cohen juggles the parallel narrative with skill and the characters are sensitively drawn. Recommended holiday reading in January.