Max Tivoli is writing the story of his life. He is nearly seventy years old, but he looks as if he is only seven - for Max is ageing backwards.
The tragedy of Max's life was to fall in love at seventeen with Alice, a girl his own age - but to her, Max looks like an unappealingly middle-aged man.
However when Max reaches the age of thirty-five, with an appearance to match, he has his second chance at love.
But tragedy befalls this star-crossed couple, and desperate measures are required.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/04/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571220229