Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Last Samurai' Writer Helen DeWitt Found
This is very good news. It is the most lovable and brilliant novel, I wish everybody would read it. It is also a novel that made it easy to believe its author had killed herself--it is thoughtfully but fairly compulsively obsessed with suicide (as well as with being a child prodigy/riding the Circle Line/watching a film over and over again/learning many languages/generally caring more about books and ideas because it is so painful to care about people instead). Go and see for yourself, I can't do justice to its charms.