This unusual love story centers around Louis and Iris. Louis, a complete recluse who was burned as a teenager in a tragic accident at his father's hardware store, has not left his house in 16 years. Iris is a hospital nurse that sees nothing physically beautiful about herself. Through a course of fortuitous and unusual events, they meet and quickly realize that they should be together. This story was simply beautiful and left me championing the two untouchables throughout the book. All of the "normal" characters in the story pale in comparison to the central characters. I highly recommend this quick and quirky read.