Exotic visitors, exciting stories, strange languages!
“Lovely, bright, and warm,” is how Delfina advertises autumn at the boarding house. And although the autumn rains darken the sunshine, there are plenty of guests. One stormy evening a retired Russian cosmonaut named Dmitri arrives. Then Aurelie from France comes to stay – she’s heard that Onnela is sans-souci – “carefree, and trouble free.” It suits people who have had too many cares and troubles.
After the long, dark, autumn comes Christmas, and Wasker learns why Delfina and Ernesto have been whispering about tomatoes all through the fall.