"In Browning’s sights is "reality" as we think we know it. Her prose walks in the front door, but by the time she leaves all the furniture of your mind has been rearranged and nothing is quite the same. Still, Régnier has held his ground, telling his story with a heartfelt, quiet dignity. Together, they put you in a place both familiar and not, perched somewhere between fact and absurdity, the past and the present.
"What never gets lost is the sense of two great and benevolent minds at work, in complicity. Through her deceptively simple prose and his smoky, backwards-glancing reveries, they repaint the world. I found myself asking---is this real? Is this true? Only to give up eventually to the gravity of their creation, which is both true and not. Either way, they’re two writers you’re very happy to spend time with. It’s like being seated between the best dinner guests at a party of strangers. If you pick up this book, you're the lucky one. Like all good books, it leaves you with more questions than answers, but I guarantee these will be questions, like the title, you never asked before."
- David Duchovny, actor, writer, producer, director, novelist, and singer-songwriter
Barbara Browning is the author of The Gift (or Techniques of the Body), The Correspondence Artist and I’m Trying to Reach You. She earned a PhD in comparative literature at Yale and teaches in the Department of Performance Studies at NYU. Sébastien Régnier is a French song and screenwriter and winner of the French Grand Prize for Best Screenplay for Kabloonak.