This dual novel – two stories told in alternating chapters – explores what happens when two men and two women are confronted with life-changing challenges.
In THE ELEPHANT’S SENSE OF SMELL, Stiven Dedall finds a letter that gives his aimless life focus. He becomes caught and torn between two very different women who are provocative, each in her own way.
In FOR REASONS UNKNOWN, Brenner, a scandalous poet, is forced into exile by a ruthless regime. He must confront a life of forced isolation which is completely opposite from his active, prominent and scandalous life as a popular and controversial poet in a renowned city. One man, Stiven Dedall, moves away from isolation into intense and dramatic social contact and interaction, while the other, Brenner, is wrenched from society into bitter and extreme exile. Who survives the challenges? Who falls? How? And why?