Care of Wooden Floors: A Novel

Care of Wooden Floors: A Novel

by Will Wiles


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A witty debut novel about a house-sitting 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 house-sitting gig, or felt inferior to a perfectionist friend—that is to say, all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542047746
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Will Wiles is an architecture and design journalist, whose work has appeared in Icon, Cabinet, New Statesman, and other publications. He lives in London.

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Care of Wooden Floors 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forget the relaxing vacation. One little accident starts a chain of dark and funny consequences. This book is a favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why not on Nook?  Amazon has it on Kindle so where's the Nook Book?