The narrator of The Way I Found Her is a teenaged English boy, Lewis. Clever, precocious and full of curiosity, he spends the hot summer of 1994 exploring Paris with a red setter dog, while his mother translates the latest medieval romance by luscious bestselling novelist, Valentina Gavrilovich. Living in Valentina's apartment is magical and Valentina herself gradually casts an emotional spell over Lewis. But this enchanted world is suddenly lost....and Lewis is driven on a terrifying quest. The workings of Lewis's mind, his humour, his quirky opinions, his choice of words and vision of the world, will give readers of this novel an experience which is utterly out of the ordinary. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
Rose Tremain won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Prix Femina Etranger (Sacred Country), the "Sunday Express" Book of the Year and the Booker Prize Shortlist (Restoration), the Dylan Thomas Short Story Award (The Colonel's Daughter), a Giles Cooper Award (for the play "Temporary Shelter") and the Angel Literary Award (twice). "From the Trade Paperback edition."