A moving meditation on love, loss, and life. The story takes us through layers of experience, moving back and forward through time to reveal and explore the joys and agonies of life, how easy it is to be frozen emotionally by our struggles, and the diificulty of negotiating your way back from suffering and loss to a place of happiness.
A novel of ideas and emotion and the ways in which sometimes they can get in each other’s way, and ultimately how one character, Jacob, finds peace within himself after having given up all hope of a happy ending for his own particular life story. An engrossing read, filled with moments of lived experience, humour, and heartache. A writer with a lot to say, I look forward to reading more from him.