(From the publisher):
When she is nine-years-old, Louise Kirkís mother disappears, leaving a note that reads only - and incorrectly - "Louise knows how to work the washing machine." It is not long before a strange couple and their adopted son, Abel, move in across the street. Louise quickly grows close with the exotic Mrs. Richter, but saves her stronger, more lasting affections for Mrs. Richterís intelligent son. From this childhood friendship evolves a love that will bind Louise and Abel forever, and though Abel moves away and Louise matures into adulthood, her attachment grows ever more fixed. Separations are followed by reunions, but with every turn of their fractured relationship, Louise discovers that Abel cannot love her as fiercely and exclusively as she loves him.
Original title: The Romantic
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind