A romantic, computer-age love story set in Paris and New Orleans. Young Dan Shoenfeld, spending a year abroad after college, falls in love with Bou and Margot, two women who happen to be in love with each other. Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction, Paul Kafka's brilliant first novel is now available in paperback. Patricia Hampl writes, "Paul Kafka's enchanting novel brings a new dimension to the epistolary romance and a fresh face to the American in Paris. The city gleams and winks, seduces and betrays as if for the first time in this deftly written love story. It's a beauty-a crazy, unexpected, entirely winning tale: Paris love remembered by a young doctor on the milky computer screen of a New Orleans maternity ward at night. When Paul Kafka hits the Enter key to "save to memory," the story gets sent straight to the heart."
About the Author
A winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, PAUL KAFKA-GIBBONS has reviewed books for major papers nationwide including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News. He is also a professional modern dancer and has performed with companies in Paris, Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston.
"LOVE : ENTER debuts with passion, promise... Kafka has led us to explore that mysterious area where love and technology intersect, in unexpected, almost poetic ways." Boston Globe
"An epistolary novel that mingles hearts and smarts." [Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best First Fiction, 1993] The Los Angeles Times
"Americans in Paris, in love: a novelist has got to be brave to tread ground this well traveled. Paul Kafka, a distant descendant of Franz himself, may have daring in his blood. His tender novel gives the familiar material a fresh spin." The New York Times
"LOVE : ENTER is as multilayered as a napoleon, and bittersweet as absinthe. Its complexity is camauflaged by the directness of the narrative, and the writing flows with a virtuosic ease... The structure of the book is both dazzling and surprising. Dan's complicated Paris story is interwoven with detailed reports of the delivery-room dramas that are happening in his present Louisiana life." The Washington Post
"A stunning accomplishment." Newsday
"Thoroughly charming and romantic...the start of a great literary career." Cosmopolitan