By C. S. Richardson
Ambrose Zephyr is a cheerful guy. He stocks a book-laden Victorian condominium together with his loving spouse, Zipper. He owns fits, one among which he used to be married in. he's a brave eater, store brussels sprouts. His wisdom of wine is obscure and top outlined as Napa, strong; Australian, higher; French, higher nonetheless. Kir royale is his drink of celebration. For an Englishman he makes a bad cup of tea. He believes ladies are quantifiably wiser than males, and may by no means provide Zipper the slightest cause to distrust him or query his love. Zipper easily describes Ambrose because the simply guy she has ever enjoyed. with no adjustment.
Then, simply as he's turning fifty, Ambrose is advised through his health care provider that he has one month to reside. Reeling from the scoop, he and Zipper embark on a whirlwind excursion to the locations he has such a lot enjoyed or has consistently longed to go to, from A to Z, Amsterdam to Zanzibar. As they trip to Italian piazzas, Turkish baths, and different romantic locations, all fantastically evoked through the writer, Zipper struggles to house the grand unfairness in their situations as she buoys Ambrose together with her mild affection and humor. in the meantime, Ambrose displays on his existence, one good lived, and springs to appreciate that demise, like existence, may be made bearable through the power and charm in their devotion.
Richardson’s beautiful prose comes alive with an honesty and depth that might go away you breathless and encouraged through the straightforward attractiveness and tool of affection. the tip of the Alphabet is a undying, resonant exploration of the character of affection, loss, and existence.