Man Booker Prize
Commonwealth Foundation Writer's Prize for Best Book
Fred Scully has decided to leave Australia to carve a new life for himself and his young family in Ireland. He labours alone to make their dilapidated cottage habitable, but when he arrives at the airport to pick up his wife and child, only his small daughter steps off the plane. So begins Scully’s desperate odyssey across Europe, trying to track down the wife he comes to realize he didn’t know.
‘A brilliant reflection on the instability of personality and memory, written in page-turning style’ Daily Telegraph
‘An intricate, magnificently readable novel’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Makes the senses jump. Concentrated, passionate, invigorating’ Independent
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