Everyone would agree that Darius Halloway was the most civilized of
men, a professor of French literature; a connoisseur of ideas,
beautiful women, and fine wine; a perfect guest at life's dinner
party. Darius himself would have especially agreed until Emma,
waifish and insatiable Emma, leaves her empty clothes hangers
rattling in his closet and walks out the door. For a little while,
it's not so bad. He's in shock. He thinks she will come back. Other
women find his melancholy quite compelling, and there are
compensations to be had. But then the sparrows of insomnia start
picking at the inside of his skull. Life's little aggravating
moments suddenly seem to require him to seek direct retaliation.
Soon, all his smoothness and cleverness are directed toward
wreaking the most elaborate revenge--until there he is, in the most
damning of situations, with his nerves on fire and his heart in his
throat. In this state, he finally crosses into what Publishers
Weekly calls the mind of a self-rationalizing mad man.
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