I was immediately attracted by the book's title and cover, and when I saw that it was set in contemporary Berlin, simply bought it. And was not disappointed. It is a very meditative, leisurely, poetic, astute, observation of today's Berlin through the eyes of Titiana, a young mexican woman who comes to live in Berlin for as long as she will enjoy it. She is a very solitary, sensitive being and settles a little awkwardly in a vast and indifferent metropolis. She works for a recluse historian, typing down his recorded stories of the city, alone all day and hardly meeting anyone at all. Yet she does not decline the timid courtship of a young man (student of meteorology and lover of clouds) but seems certain that it will lead nowhere, as it does. This is not under any circumstances your usual novel, but more a glimpse of a possible life in a different city, tasting it, trying it, loving it and hating it sometimes in equal measure. It is beautifully written and certainly gives the reader an appetite for more by the same author. The book feeling very autobiographical, I hope that Chloe Aridjis will share more of her poetic adventures with us soon.