Maggie O’Farrell captures the reader in a story of a unique marriage between a former film star, now escaping the unwanted attention of fame, and her husband Daniel, a relatively straight and narrow Brooklyn born linguist. Upon discovering something about a woman he saw twenty years ago, Daniel takes a journey which will send him far from home. Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?
Not only will O’Farrell’s exquisite writing grip you from the start, making you laugh out loud at times but the life and relationship between Claudette Wells and her husband Daniel is a moving one. O’Farrell has an incredible ability to carry the reader across time from one year to the next and anywhere in between, still allowing the story to trickle through in a comprehendible and enjoyable way. This book is a highly recommended read for this season if you are planning on holidaying. It is just the kind of thing you can get lost in while waiting for hours in between flights or sitting in the sun on a lounger.