Once in a while, a book comes along with odd characters you love. Virgil Wander is that book for me. The book opens with a car crash. Virgil survives the crash but suffers head trauma. He has a loss of words, particularly adjectives. Author Enger is masterful in describing the way in which these words return.
Virgil operates a derelict movie theatre in a derelict small town. The theatre offers a center point for several stories involving it.
The story progresses at its own casual pace, almost melodic. A gentle read.