Ever since Lafayette Proulx quit his day job, left his wife, hauled his dog and his Royal portable across town to Judi Dubey s house, and set out at last to be a fiction writer, his life has been a sordid mess. Judi s exotically dysfunctional family isn t all to blame. Sure, the murders are disconcerting. And, yes, Judi s father s gone off the deep end. Worse are the vicious rejection letters Laf gets from editors. To top it off, Laf s falling for Judi at the same time he s nettled with guilt, is in marriage counseling with his wife, and is writing his long-hoped-for novel. When Judi is diagnosed with stage IV cancer, they both struggle to find the memory that will comfort, the truth that will redeem in a world where everyone suffers some kind of love disorder. John Dufresne, called a highly readable Faulkner, will once again take the literary world by storm with this new tragicomic tale."