Author(s): Sebastian Faulks
A haunting tale of war, love and loss from the author of Birdsong and A Week in December
The Sunday Timesbestseller
On a small island off the south coast of France, Robert Hendricks - an English doctor who has seen the best and the worst the twentieth century had to offer - is forced to confront the events that made up his life. His host is Alexander Pereira, a man who seems to know more about his guest than Hendricks himself does.
The search for the past takes us through the war in Italy in 1944, a passionate love that seems to hold out hope, the great days of idealistic work in the 1960s and finally - unforgettably - back into the trenches of the Western Front.
This moving novel casts a long, baleful light over the century we have left behind but may never fully understand. Daring, ambitious and in the end profoundly moving, this is Faulks's most remarkable book yet.
Sebastian Faulks is back at it with another compelling tale about a psychiatrist, Robert, and a man who has hired him to write his biography. However Robert finds he can't run from his own past and asks whether he can trust his memories of it entirely. Faulks raises interesting questions whilst giving us an incredibly detailed and beautiful story.
Elisa, Book Grocer