Synopsis: Kit Cayman is a translator and amateur horn blower who realizes that he is not satisfied with his life. As he glares inside himself he sees little but his declining sexuality, his crumbling hold on life, a growing list of failed relationships, and a darkening well of loneliness. Stumbling upon an image on the Internet one night, he finds himself hypnotized by a young woman that is a dominatrix. Instinctively he knows that by lingering on that image he will shatter his long-time relationship. But desperate to feel alive again before time runs out, he knows he must see the stranger behind the pixels on his laptop screen. Kit unearths fantasies from his youth and he reevaluates his sexual life, while falling in love with a woman he can’t have.
I personally didn’t like the book although it has elegant and descriptive wording revealing the stark loneliness of a life unfulfilled. I kept losing interest in Kit’s self reflection ramblings. I also found some of the time changes to be confusing because I wasn’t sure in some parts if it was present or past. The dominatrix and submissive scenes were descriptive but not offensive. If you like bountiful personal exploration and have interest in BDSM then you will find this book interesting.