His conjugal affection has never actually been as vehement as he claims, and their relationship, despite intermittent bonds of complicity and tenderness, had become more or less incomprehensible.
In fact, no one in their circle of friends understand it at all.
But Blériot doesn't mind what people say. It's a relationship with no logical explanation, like in myths and legends.
— from Life Is Short and Desire Endless, by Patrick Lapeyre.
So how does your marriage measure up?
I was sold on the title, but it took me a while to warm to this novel. I'm still not feeling exacty warm about it, but something about it challenges me emotionally, and for this reason it is compelling.