Julian Donahue is in love with his iPod. Each song triggers a memory - there's one for the day when he met his wife-to-be, and another for the day his son was born.
But when a tragedy tears his family apart, even music loses its hold on him.
Then, one snowy night in Brooklyn, he stumbles into a bar where a young Irish woman with a shock of dark red hair sings with a voice that demands his attention.
Though they do not meet, a strange and unlikely love affair is ignited, and his life's soundtrack starts to play again.
Cait O'Dwyer's star is on the rise, and from an anonymous distance Julian guides her along the path to fame - and she responds to the one voice who seems to understand her.
As their entanglement deepens, they face the prospect of an inevitable, impossible meeting.
What follows is a love story and a uniquely heart-breaking dark comedy about obsession and loss.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 07/07/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780715638736