The House With The Lilac Shutters: And Other Stories
With a keenly observant eye and a finely detailed pen, Barnby illustrates the minutiae of life in this moving but unsentimental collection of short stories predominantly set in a small town in France. More
Irma Lagrasse has taught piano to three generations of villagers, whilst slowly twisting the knife of vengeance; Nico knows a secret; and M. Lenoir has discovered a suppressed and dangerous passion.
Revolving around the Café Rose, opposite The House with the Lilac Shutters, this collection of contemporary short stories links a small town in France with a small town in England, traces the unexpected connections between the people of both places and explores the unpredictable influences that the past can have on the present.
Characters weave in and out of each other’s stories, secrets are concealed and new connections are made.
With a keenly observant eye, Barnby illustrates the everyday tragedies, sorrows, hopes and joys of ordinary people in this vividly understated and unsentimental collection.
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