Leo Gursky is an old man living alone in New York. In Poland sixty years earlier he wrote a book called The History of Love, inspired by his lover Alma. But when they were parted by the war, circumstances ensured they could never be together again and Leo's book was lost. If only he could find it. If only he wasn't so alone.
Nicole Krauss was born in New York in 1974. Her first novel Man Walks into a Room, to be published by Penguin in 2006, was shortlisted for the LA Times Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn.