Made invisible by old age, Leo Gursky struggles to be seen. The more he struggles, the less the world is willing to accept his existence, which it had already discarded.
The History of Love revolves around lost objects of desire: true love, a book, a mother who is less sad. The things wanted by the characters are never acquired, even though they seem to be within their grasp.
The History of Love is a book about misplaced fatherhood and misplaced authorship, which is actually a question of the phantomatic agency that lies at the core of our life choices.