The Woman Upstairs by Claire MessudRead about another entry on the list.
I confess I felt a certain shock when I read this novel shortly after completing Under the Influence, because the theme — the breakdown of an unequal, unhealthy friendship — so closely matches mine. But the painful dissolution of a friendship is a universal theme. In my life, the ends of certain friendships have hurt as much as the end of any love affair.
The Woman Upstairs is among Alex Hourston’s top ten unlikely friendships in literature.