Lean on Me
Serge Joncour, Jane Aitken
When a flock of crows invades their apartment block, Parisian neighbours Aurore and Ludovic speak for the first time. Outwardly the fashion designer and debt collector share little in common, but they both lead isolated lives, she in a loveless marriage, he recently widowed and new to Paris. There is an immediate spark between them, and when Aurore is threatened by her business partner it is Ludovic she turns to for help. As events begin to spiral out of control, they begin a passionate affair…
Winner of the prestigious Prix Interallie, Lean on Me is both a touching love story, an insightful look at the alienating effect of contemporary urban life.
'Serge Joncour has perfected his work down to the very last detail.' Le Parisien 'Some books have an unexpectedly powerful effect on you. Lean on Me, despite its deceptively calm title, is one of these, [with] lyrical lines that stay with you long after the book is closed' Elle 'A terrific love story.' Livres Hebdo 'A love story that also paints an image of society and is interspersed with humour, tenderness and intelligence. Joncour ... is in his element. Clearly, we can lean on him.' L'Express
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