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A comic, poetic, and slightly surreal look at the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John and new arrival Mary, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways on a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. “Delicate, moving, piercing, tart, funny, gorgeous. Mr. Eno’s gift may be unmatched among writers of his generation.” – The New York Times.