The Good Mayor by Andrew Nicoll
A Novel

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In a busy little city in a forgotten corner of the Baltic, in an office on the square, the beloved mayor of Dot lies on his office floor, peering beneath his door. Tibo Krovic has come to work from his house down at the end of a blue-tiled path. He’s taken, as usual, the tram seven stops, and walked the final two. He’s stopped for strong Viennese coffee. And now Tibo Krovic is looking at the perfectly beautiful feet of his voluptuous, unhappily married secretary, Mrs. Agathe Stopak. The Good Mayor is badly in love.

And over the course of days, months, and years, amid life’s daily routine—a fallen lunch pail, a single touch . . . a handwritten note and then a terrible choice—he and Agathe must come to terms with this thing that has seized hold of them both, exploring the tastes of desire and despair, love, friendship, and betrayal. . . . Until fate, magic, and their own actions lift them from their moorings—toward an utterly unexpected future.

Their tortuous road to bliss is fraught with phantom circus performers, malevolent painters, rotund lawyers, mysterious fortune-tellers—and every single one of love’s astonishing little cruelties and miracles.

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About Andrew Nicoll

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After a brief stint as a lumberjack, Andrew Nicoll has spent his working life as a journalist. He is married with three children.
Published August 15, 2009 by Bantam. 370 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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A charming, funny social satire about a likable man who lives and lusts in a nameless Baltic country.

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Andrew Nicoll's award-winning debut novel is punctuated by beautiful writing and a love of language.

Jun 29 2009 | Read Full Review of The Good Mayor: A Novel

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Summary: A sweet love story with a magical twist follows the Good Mayor of the Baltic town of Dot and his obsession with his beautiful, lonely, but married secretary.

Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of The Good Mayor: A Novel

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