"When an alchemist's daughter is kidnapped she escapes into the arms of a man named Napoleon Bonaparte. Together the Adventuress and Napoleon share a passionate romance which has tragic, yet transcendant, results."
A graphic novel come coffee table book with a brief and strange story accompanied by dark but whimsical illustrations. Niffenegger created this whilst she was at university and whilst very different to her novels, the tone and atmosphere is unmistakeably Niffenegger.
First Line: 'Evolution: her father was an alchemist; he created her himself, of what, he would not say.'