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The ferociously talented author of Original Bliss and On Bullfighting offers this haunting tale of two forlorn people who find in each other a hope and love as genuine and original as this marvelous book in which they come to life.
M. Jennifer Wilson is a mid-thirties radio announcer living in Glasgow. She shares a house with Art and Liz, two typical Scotland thirtysomethings, but her life takes a drastic turn with the arrival of her new housemate, an elusive man who glows in the dark and can't remember his name. He soon reveals himself to be none other than Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac, the famed writer and duelist of eighteenth-century France, and what unfolds is a love story stark and surreal, tender and humane.
"Captivating.... Funny, mysterious and so original that it is easy to suspend disbelief."
"A love story that’s highly imaginative and surprisingly poignant...yet amusingly ironic in tone."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Kennedy...writes with passion and directness, taking risks that would leave other writers squirming."
--San Francisco Chronicle