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Scaffolding

by Lauren Elkin

Hardback (unsigned) £16.99
Published 13th June 2024
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‘The Susan Sontag of her generation’ Deborah Levy

The story of two couples who live in the same apartment in north-east Paris almost fifty years apart.


In 2019, Anna, a psychoanalyst, is processing a recent miscarriage. Her husband, David, takes a job in London so she spends days obsessing over renovating the kitchen while befriending a younger woman called Clémentine who has moved into the building and is part of a radical feminist collective called les colleuses.

Meanwhile, in 1972, Florence and Henry are redoing their kitchen. Florence is finishing her degree in psychology while hoping to get pregnant. But Henry isn’t sure he’s ready for fatherhood…

Both sets of couples face the challenges of marriage, fidelity, and pregnancy. The characters and their ghosts bump into and weave around each other, not knowing that they once all inhabited the same space.

A novel in the key of Éric Rohmer, Scaffolding is about the bonds we create with people, and the difficulty of ever fully severing them; about the ways that people we’ve known live on in us; and about the way that the homes we make hold communal memories of the people who’ve lived in them and the stories that have been told there.

‘Atmospheric and evocative, the prose elegant and poised’ Observer

Details

Scaffolding
by Lauren Elkin

ISBN
9781784742942

Publisher
Vintage Publishing

Binding
Hardback

Publication date
June 13, 2024

Dimensions
22.3cm x 14.4cm x 3.4cm