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Louis & Louise / Julie Cohen.

By: Cohen, Julie, 1970-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Orion, 2019Description: 296 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781409179832; 1409179834; 9781409179825; 1409179826.Other title: Louis and Louise.Subject(s): Sex role -- Fiction | Gender identity -- Fiction | Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Maine -- Social life and customs -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction. | Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: If you could look at one life in two different ways, what would you see? Louis and Louise are separated by a single moment in time, a strike of chance that decided their future. The day they were born is when their story begun. In one, Louis David Alder is born a male. In the other, Louise Dawn Alder is born a female. Louis and Louise are the same in many ways - they have the same best friends, the same parents, the same dream of being a writer and leaving their hometown in Maine as soon as they can. But because of their gender, everything looks different. Certain things will happen in their lives to shape them, hurt them, build them back up again. But what will bring them back home?
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ONE LIFE. LIVED TWICE. In their moment of birth, Louis and Louise are the same person in two different lives. They are separated only by the sex announced by the doctor, and a final 'e'. On 8th September 1978, Louis David Alder is born male. On 8th September 1978, Louise Dawn Alder is born female. Louis and Louise are the same in many ways - they have the same best friends, the same parents, the same dream of being a writer and leaving their hometown in Maine as soon as they can. But because of their gender, everything looks different, which makes you question: If you could look at one life in two different ways, what would you see? PRAISE FOR JULIE COHEN'S 'TOGETHER': 'Julie Cohen's writing is powerful, moving and truly beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP' It takes a lot to tempt me from crime, but this is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking stories I've read' Emma Flint, author of LITTLE DEATHS' This big, clever, tender and twisty love story reminded me of ONE DAY & THE TIME TRAVELER'S WIFE' Erin Kelly, author of HE SAID, SHE SAID

If you could look at one life in two different ways, what would you see? Louis and Louise are separated by a single moment in time, a strike of chance that decided their future. The day they were born is when their story begun. In one, Louis David Alder is born a male. In the other, Louise Dawn Alder is born a female. Louis and Louise are the same in many ways - they have the same best friends, the same parents, the same dream of being a writer and leaving their hometown in Maine as soon as they can. But because of their gender, everything looks different. Certain things will happen in their lives to shape them, hurt them, build them back up again. But what will bring them back home?