|Pages/Publication Date:||244 / 2019|
What if our homes could tell the stories of others who lived there before us? In a small village near Paris, a manor and a servants' cottage pass through many hands over the course of several generations, from the Belle Èpoque to the present day. Jane Delury's innovative debut introduces a young American au pair with a crush on her brilliant employer, an ex-courtesan who shocks the servants, a Jewish couple in hiding from the Gestapo, and a housewife having an affair while renovating her downstairs. Rich and poor, young and old, powerful and persecuted, all of these people are seeking something, and the house contains all of the secrets of a century of human drama.