Man in the Window

Man in the Window

by Jon Cohen
     
 

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“An off-beat love story…alternately deeply moving and laugh-aloud funny.” —Good Housekeeping

“Jon Cohen conjures magic, weaving a gentle romantic fantasy of piercing and eccentric beauty.” —Boston Globe

Since he was disfigured in a fire sixteen years ago, recluse Louis Malone has remained hidden from the

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“An off-beat love story…alternately deeply moving and laugh-aloud funny.” —Good Housekeeping

“Jon Cohen conjures magic, weaving a gentle romantic fantasy of piercing and eccentric beauty.” —Boston Globe

Since he was disfigured in a fire sixteen years ago, recluse Louis Malone has remained hidden from the prying eyes of his neighbors in the small town of Waverly.

Across town, Iris Shula, a lonely and unlovely nurse knows, at thirty-seven, it is unlikely that her Prince Charming will ever appear. But Iris is about to learn how wrong she is.

When Louis accidently falls out of his second story window these two kindred souls are brought together. What unfolds is a most unlikely love story. One that will make you laugh and that will break—and remake—your heart.

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The man in the window is Louis Malone, whose disfigurement in a fire has caused him to view the world from his window for half of his 32 years. When he finally ventures out for his father's funeral, he inadvertently meets Iris, a dumpy nurse at the town hospital. The growing relationship between these two lonely, self-proclaimed ``monsters'' is the focal point of this gentle tale. We also meet their widowed parents and explore the loneliness known to those who lose their mates after a long and successful marriage. For a book concerned with loneliness, mutilation, and death, this is remarkably upbeat, filled with easy humor. These characters may lead limited lives, but they come to understand that life's simple joys are its most precious. No sex, violence, or intrigue, just a fine writer telling a good story about decent people. Cohen is the author of Max Lakeman and the Beautiful Stranger ( LJ 3/1/90). Recommended.-- Dan Bogey, Clearfield Cty. P.L. Federation, Curwensville, Pa.

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ISBN-13:
9780446364027
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.74(h) x 1.02(d)

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