"The strange thing - something I´d never expected - was that it actually made you feel better when someone put their arm around you, held you close. Why? Was it some mammalian thing, this need for human contact? He was warm and solid. I could smell his deodorant and the detergent he used to wash his clothes - over both scents there lay a faint patina of cigarettes. A Raymond smell. I leaned in closer". In molti potrebbero identificarsi nel personaggio di Eleanor.. Un libro toccante, delicato, commovente e indimenticabile.