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- DescriptionA bold and brilliant debut from a darkly funny new voice. Oskar is a minimalist composer best kwn for a piece called Variations on Tram Timetables. He is married to a Californian art dealer named Laura and he lives with two cats, named after Russian composers, in an Eastern European city. But this book isn't really about Oskar. Oskar is in Los Angeles, having his marriage dismantled by lawyers. He has entrusted an old university friend with the task of looking after his cats, and taking care of his perfect, beautiful apartment. Despite the fact that Oskar has left dozens of surreally detailed tes covering every aspect of looking after the flat, things do t go well. Care of Wooden Floors is about how a tiny oversight can trip off a disastrous and farcical (fatal, even) chain of consequences. It's about a friendship between two men who don't kw each other very well. It's about alienation and being alone in a foreign city. It's about the quest for perfection and the struggle against entropy. And it is, a little, about how to take care of wooden floors.
- Author BiographyWill Wiles is senior editor of Icon, the monthly architecture and design magazine. This is his first novel. Website: www.willwiles.blogspot.com
- PrizesWinner of Betty Trask Award 2013.
- Author(s)Will Wiles
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers
- Date of Publication02/02/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date09/07/2013
- Weight327 g
- Width135 mm
- Height216 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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