It’s 2013 and China is a world superpower. The life of New Yorker Jimmy looks great. While happily married to Hillary he harbours a long-kept secret. An unexpected business trip to secure ancient landscape paintings in Beijing unleashes a series of events he could never have imagined. Back in New York paper planes pursue him and he overhears a conversation between Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol in the St. Vincent Ferrer church.
This novel is a meditation on intimacy: in relationships, secrets, cultural conditioning, attachment to place, and the legacy of loss. It’s a book for anyone interested in understanding America and China and how intimacy is the bridge between individuals and cultures.