Double Room

Original Title: Chambre Double

Publication: 2023

Author: Anne Sénès

Double Room is a lyrical and original contemporary novel that takes place between two capital cities, Paris and London, and between two eras; a before, in the 90s, and an after, located in present times. The novel is narrated by Stan, a French composer living in England, and the music is the theme that serves as the story's central thread, each note important. Stan experiences life differently from others, through the scents, sounds and colors that only music can arrange. But when an accident robs Stan of the beautiful, big-hearted Londoner who was the love of his life, he returns to his native land now surrounded by darkness. Stan ends up meeting a second woman there and tries to rebuild his existence. But he remains haunted by his past and, from false notes to hiccups, from murmurs to cries, the daily life of this family crumbles until it is no longer bearable.

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FRENCH | Le Bruit du Monde