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5 books of Will Wiles

A British copywriter house-­sits at his composer friend Oskar’s ultra-­modern apartment in a glum Eastern European city. The instructions are simple: Feed the cats, don’t touch the piano, and make sure nothing damages the priceless wooden floors. Content for the first time in ages, he accidentally spills some wine. The apartment and the narrator’s sanity gradually fall apart in this unusual and satisfying novel.­Oskar has left several notes for his friend, gently instructing him in the proper maintenance of the flat. But over the course of one disastrous week, as the situation in (and out) of the apartment spirals out of control, the notes take on a more insistent—and creepily prescient—tone.­Anyone who has ever felt inferior to a perfectionist friend will sympathize with the narrator’s plight. Wiles is a genuinely funny comic novelist in the tradition of those two earlier British W’s, Wodehouse and Waugh.­From Publishers Weekly“This darkly humorous novel from U.­K. journalist Wiles . . .

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Up in the Air meets Inception in this smart, innovative, genre-­synthesizing novel from the acclaimed author of Care of Wooden Floors—­hailed as "Fawlty Towers crossed with Freud,­" by the Daily Telegraph—­that takes the polished surfaces of modern life, the branded coffee, and the free wifi, and twists them into a surrealistic nightmare of infinite proportions.­Neil Double is a "conference surrogate,­" hired by his clients to attend industry conferences so that they don't have to. It's a life of budget travel, cheap suits, and out-­of-­town exhibition centers—­a kind of paradise for Neil, who has reconstructed his incognito professional life into a toxic and selfish personal philosophy. But his latest job, at a conference of conference organizers, will radically transform him and everything he believes as it unexpectedly draws him into a bizarre and speculative mystery.­In a brand new Way Inn—­a global chain of identikit mid-­budget motels—­in an...

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Wiles zeigt, welche Abgründe sich hinter den glatten Fassaden unserer modernen Welt auftun

Neil Double hat einen ungewöhnlichen Beruf: Stellvertretend für zahlungswillige Kunden besucht er Konferenzen und Messen. Dieses anonyme Leben zwischen Flughafenlounge und Hotelzimmer ist wie geschaffen für diesen eigensinnigen Einzelgänger, besonders die globale Hotelkette Way Inn hat es ihm angetan. Neils Welt gerät jedoch aus den Fugen, als er spätnachts an der Hotelbar auf die geheimnisvolle Frau trifft, der er schon einmal unter höchst bizarren Umständen begegnet ist. Bei ein paar Whiskys erzählt sie ihm von geheimnisvollen Vorgängen im Way Inn. Als die schöne Unbekannte plötzlich verschwindet, landet Neil auf der Suche nach ihr in einem aberwitzigen Alptraum, der ihn immer tiefer in die endlos labyrinthischen Flure des auf einmal gar nicht mehr so vertrauten Hotels führt.

Der neue Roman von Bestsellerautor Will Wiles ist eine packende Geschichte zwischen Horror, Spannung und . . .

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Cosa ci vorrà mai a prendersi cura di un appartamento di lusso? Basta lasciar fare alla domestica, non giocherellare coi tasti del pianoforte a coda, non sfondare i divani in pelle nera, non sporcare le pareti color bianco ghiaccio e attenersi all...

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Books of Will Wiles