Lucy lives on the twenty-fourth floor. Owen lives in the
basement. It’s fitting, then, that they meet in the middle—stuck between two
floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless
by a citywide blackout. After they’re rescued, Lucy and Owen spend the night
wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars
above Manhattan. But once the power is back, so is reality. Lucy soon moves
abroad with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
The brief time they spend together leaves a mark. And as
their lives take them to Edinburgh and to San Francisco, to Prague and to
Portland, Lucy and Owen stay in touch through postcards, occasional emails, and
phone calls. But can they—despite the odds—find a way to reunite?
Smartly observed and wonderfully romantic, Jennifer E.
Smith’s new novel shows that the center of the world isn’t necessarily a place.
Sometimes, it can be a person. Download and start listening now!