Delicacy, by David Foenkinos

11478669After her husband’s unexpected death, Natalie has erected a fortress around her emotions—and Markus, clumsy and unassuming, will never be her knightin shining armor. Yet slowly but surely, an offbeat romance begins between these two mismatched, complex souls, and contrary to everything Natalie knows of affection, her perfect suitor may turn out to be love’s most unlikely candidate—the fool, not the hero, who is finally able to reach her heart. (from Goodreads)

While looking for a good synopsis for this book, it was hard to find something that wasn’t overly sugarcoated. I felt that most of them lack, precisely, the delicacy that this story had through and through.
Reduced to its minimal expresion, it might be as cliché as any other romantic novel, but I found it was more than that, but in a very subtle and almost impalpable way.
Or maybe I’m just corny, I don’t know.
An added pleasure for me was finding little notes from the friend that gave me this book. Although she erased some of them, plenty remained, and was nice to follow her thoghts and compare them with mine. It was a pleasant surprise.
There’s a movie adaptation, and I’m looking forward to watch it.