19-year-old hotel chambermaid Sara Wilby bets the bellboy five quid that she can fold herself into the dumbwaiter, but when she does, it plummets to the basement. Succeeding chapters focus on a succession of individuals who are either directly connected to Sara or to the scene of her death. These five people, who often speak through interior monologues, include Sara’s own somewhat forgetful ghost; the ailing, homeless Elsie, who speaks in a private shorthand; the disgruntled hotel receptionist, Lise; a monumentally distracted journalist, Penny; and Sara's grieving sister, Clare. And one night all five women find themselves in the smooth plush environs of the Global Hotel.
- 2002 London : Penguin
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