Amelie Nothomb has created a story whose characters carry the plot along. A retired couple exhile themselves to a house in the woods for what they hope will be an uneventful passing of their final days. Soon enough however, they discover that their neighbor, the town doctor, is a terrible nuisance. The Stranger Next Door depicts the struggles of the couple as they battle to come to an understanding of their neighbor and his wife. The descriptions are wonderfully amusing and unlike any most readers might have come across.
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