Each story features a character at a sort of crossroads, but not a dramatic, suspenseful, weighty crossroads. The type of crossroads that you don’t realize you are at until years later when you look back and think, “that was the moment that made all the difference.” There is a bit of humor and a bit of sadness, but most of all there is hope. Hope that things will work out, both for you and the character. Hope that, despite evidence to the contrary, the universe just might be working for you. Hope that even the most mundane things can become wonderful if you let them.
I don’t know what else to say about it. It is short, it is engaging, and to quote Nicole Krauss, “it moved me in a way one hopes to be moved each time each time he begins a book.”
I definitely recommend it.
What are you reading these days? Anything I should check out? Have you read I Knew You’d Be Lovely?