This novel is a bit of a departure from the usual genre, as it is first and foremost a love story, with elements of fantasy and science fiction enmeshed in the plot.
We start the novel as the protagonist's relationship with his lover comes to a sudden, unexpected end. Searching for her, he enters into a world like and yet unlike our own, and he starts wondering if he has gone insane.
It is here that the novel truly begins to shine, as the themes of reality and sanity are explored. Is our hero mad, or is he experiencing it all for real? The answer will surprise you, and the denouement of the story has an almost heartbreaking poignancy rarely seen in the genre.