Care of Wooden Floors by Will Wiles

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Care of Wooden Floors is a charming and engrossing story.
-Toronto Star

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A witty debut novel about a housesitting gig gone terribly, hilariously wrong.

A British copywriter stays for a week at his composer friend Oskar’s elegant, ultramodern apartment in a glum Eastern European city. The instructions are simple: feed the cats, don’t touch the piano, and make sure nothing harms the priceless wooden floors. Content for the first time in ages, he accidentally spills some wine. Over the course of a week, both the apartment and the narrator’s sanity fall apart in this original and “weirdly addictive” (Daily Mail) novel.

As the situation in and out of the sleek apartment spirals out of control, more of Oskar’s notes appear, taking on an insistent—even sinister—tone. Care of Wooden Floors is a must-read for anyone who’s ever bungled a housesitting gig, or felt inferior to a perfectionist friend—that is to say, all of us.

 

About Will Wiles

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WILL WILES is a journalist and contributor to Icon, a monthly architecture and design magazine in the U.K. His work has also appeared in Cabinet and New Statesman, among other publications. Will lives with his wife in London. Visit his blog at willwiles.blogspot.com
 
Published October 9, 2012 by Little A. 304 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Guardian

Above average
Reviewed by Alfred Hickling on Mar 09 2012

All this whets the appetite for Wiles's imminent second book, Toxic Tourism...

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Toronto Star

Good
Reviewed by Michel Basilieres on Jul 30 2012

Care of Wooden Floors is a charming and engrossing story.

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