Forgotten on Sunday - Valerie Perrin, translated by Hildegarde Serle
An unforgettable story of an unlikely friendship and the scars of a broken past. The first novel from the million copy bestselling author of Fresh Water for Flowers
“An endearing and original heroine, a surprising setting, a talented author.”- ELLE
Justine is 21 years old and has lived with her grandparents and cousin Jules since the death of her parents. She works as a carer at a retirement home and spends her days listening to her residents' stories.
After bonding with Helene, an almost 100-year-old resident, the two women slowly reveal their stories to one another. Whilst Justine helps Helene to relive her memories of love and war, Helene encourages Justine to confront the secrets of her own past, and the loss she has buried deep within.
One day, trouble arrives in the form of a mysterious phone call that shakes the retirement home to its core and uncovers a shocking revelation. At once humorous and melancholic, Valerie Perrin's debut novel is a story of how the past can shape our present, and the scars of undeclared love.