Jasper Gwyn is a writer. He lives in London and probably is a man who loves life. Tuttoa Sudden he wants to quit. Perhaps to stop writing, but he is not the crisis that afflicts writers without inspiration. Jasper Gwyn seems to want to change perspective, get to the kernel of a magic. He gives him his shoulder, from an accomplice, by Assistant a girl who collects, with rabid devotion, what progressively becomes the mystery of Mr Gwyn. Alessandro Baricco enters the secret symmetries of this mystery with the safe and dissolved step of those who know and loves the paths he travels. He moves two formidable characters that in the middle novel will pass the witness, and if to Mr Gwyn it touches the mystery cards, the girl has the task of reappearing its sequence to get to a bold and bright evidence.