In the bestselling tradition of A Man Called Ove
and the beloved film Love Actually
comes a quirky, "winsome tale of an unexpected love triangle late in life" (Publishers Weekly
) between a socially awkward man--as he goes on a quest to find his wife a last-minute Christmas gift--and the girl who got away.
Henry Quantum has several thoughts going through his head at any given time, so it's no surprise when he forgets something very important--specifically, a Christmas gift for his wife, which he realizes two days before Christmas. Henry sets off in search of the perfect present for her: a bottle of Chanel No. 5 perfume. But much like Henry's ever-wandering mind, his quest takes him in different and unexpected directions, including running into the former love of his life, Daisy. His wife, meanwhile, unhappy in her marriage, is hiding a secret of her own. And Daisy, who has made the unsettling choice of leaving her husband to strike out on her own, finds herself questioning whether she and Henry belong together after all.
An "at times funny, at times profound" (Kirkus Reviews
) debut from author Pepper Harding shows how the seemingly insignificant events of one single day can change our lives forever--perhaps, if we're lucky, for the better.