It is midsummer in Norway. A long-divorced couple, Johan and Judith, meet one another again in the wake of a family tragedy. Finally they are forced to confront what went wrong in their relationship and the effect it has had on those around them. In the extraordinary psychological drama that follows, Johan and Judith plumb the very depths of sorrow and despair, before emerging with a new understanding. "A beautiful book which will communicate to everyone who reads it"--Jostein Gaarder, author of Sophie's World. "Andersen [is] adept at perceiving love's intricacies as she is as parenthood's... a bravely clear-eyed study"--The Times. "An intensely moving novel, written in pellucid prose"--Michael Arditti, Independent. 'This beautiful, translucent and wise book is difficult to put down"--VG, Norway's leading daily. "Captivating, sensitive, forceful,"--Norwegian Critics Association, Award Winner 2003
"A beautiful book which will communicate to everyone who reads it." - Jostein Gaarder
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