The Last Days of Cafe Leila: a novel

“Noor eventually came to learn that we see what we want to see” (165).


A Gentleman in Moscow

p 182 “That sense of loss is exactly what we must anticipate, prepare form and cherish to the last of our days; for it is only our heartbreak that finally refutes all that is ephemeral in love.” Grand hotels. Elegance. Loss and gentle decay. This is an enchantingly melancholic story. This is one which captured…