‘A bitter-sweet pang in my heart’ Monique Roffey
‘A beautiful book. Insanely romantic and utterly convincing’ Julie Myerson
‘A wonderful and inventive novel, sorrowful and hopeful in equal measure. It was a true pleasure to read’ Miranda Cowley Heller
*WATERSTONES WELSH BOOK OF THE MONTH*
Paris, 1891 Laura is living on the streets, far from the American Prairies where she was born. When rescued by the entrancing aerialists, Ena and Auguste Gaudron, she soon finds herself ensconced in the family hot air balloon business, and offered the chance to learn how to fly.
·A married woman has a BDSM-tinged encounter at a work conference·Two young boys on a sleepover feel the first stirrings of desire·In an artificially generated afterlife, anything can be sexual if you want it to be·A young widow on a sleeper train shelters a criminal in her carriage·A bisexual woman cheats on her wife with a baker