"Mr. Riley came to Lago de Luz to grieve.
That is the beginning. But there you have the notion of a sad man, and I won't tell you a sad story. This is a tale of love's charms and lovers' follies, of a girl who dreams of houses and a man who travels alone.
Start instead at the end. Start with a circus. We will find our way there again."
Sandra Scofield, A Chance to See Egypt