An unrequited love for a woman devoted to the writer's life leads a man on a quest to uncover the mysteries of love and human longing after the woman disappears without a trace during her odyssey from Japan through Europe to a Greek island.
In the late 50's--the days of Sputnik--a young teacher falls in love with a woman who wants to be a writer in the tradition of Kerouac and the Beats. Then she goes off to a Greek island and disappears, and in his frantic attempts to find her, he encounters a mysterious older woman who was her traveling companion and possibly lover. A New York Times Notable Book for 2001.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Love + Relationships + Sex, Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Literary, Settings, Types of Characters, Education, Human Qualities + Behavior