Dan and Kate first met as children. Now they are married, in love, parents to a boy and girl, and expecting another child. But when Meg is born, trust is replaced by suspicion and anger, and Dan retreats to Ireland, seeking to understand what has happened to his family. And there, as the story dives into the past, his bewilderment is revealed to have ancient roots.
‘A complex novel of contrasts and parallels within the emotions, prejudices and self-awareness of two males linked by a name and a secret . . . A rare treat’ Dermot Bolger, Sunday Independent, Dublin
‘Quietly compassionate . . . moving, sensuous . . . A wise, tender novel’ Times Literary Supplement
‘A beautiful, evocative tale of love tested . . . From its mesmerizing opening chapters in Florence, through the shocking climax to the close, the complicated inter-family relationships threaded with echoes of the past are woven with exquisite skill’ Irish Examiner