The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro

The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro - Antonio Tabucchi, J.C. Patrick Have you ever thought of someone you haven’t thought of for years and then, suddenly, heard from them in that same instant you thought of them?

This novel provided me with a similarly eerie experience. I have just finished reading Kafka’s The Trial last night, which made me ponder over a book by the same author that had made a very strong impression on me - In the Penal Colony. Still with these thoughts lingering in the back of my mind I was slowly savouring the ending of The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro, when… I was reading a book written 20 years ago by someone who is no more, but I was actually reading my thoughts from last night.

Have you ever felt a strong connection to someone who doesn’t exist?