By David Foenkinos
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Reminiscent of Nick Hornby, Muriel Barbery, and Jonathan Tropper, the world over acclaimed novelist David Foenkinos promises a heartfelt and deftly comedic story of recent love brightening the darkish aftermath of loss--and of wounded hearts discovering safe haven within the strangest of areas. After her husband’s unforeseen demise, Natalie has erected a fort round her feelings; and Markus, clumsy and unassuming, just isn't her knight in shining armor. but slowly yet without doubt, an offbeat romance starts off among those mismatched, advanced souls, and opposite to every little thing Natalie is familiar with of love, her ideal suitor may possibly become love’s impossible candidate: the idiot, no longer the hero, who's ultimately in a position to achieve her center.
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I guess everything is all right," announced the young inventor. " The RED CLOUD was wheeled from the big shed, and placed on the open lot, where she would have room to rush across the ground to acquire momentum enough to rise in the air. Tom, whenever it was practical, always mounted this way, rather than by means of the lifting gas, as, in the event of a wind, he would have better control of the ship, while it was ascending into the upper currents of air, than when it was rising like a balloon.
Very curious. " sighed Tom, as he dashed forward at the side of Ned.
We're going down−−that's all," answered Tom, calmly, but he was far from feeling that way, and he had grave fears for the safety of himself and his companions. Down, down, down went the RED CLOUD, in the midst of the hail storm. But if the gold−seekers had hoped to escape the pelting of the frozen globules they were mistaken. The stones still seemed to increase in size and number. The gas machine register showed a sudden lack of pressure, not due to the shutting off of the apparatus. " cried Ned, pointing to the dial.
Delicacy: A Novel by David Foenkinos