Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year, 2008.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection.A powerfully romantic novel about a son's attempt to understand his mother's past leads him to a tragic love affair and the heroic story of the assassination of a high ranking Nazi by the Czech resistance. The narrator, the American born son of Czech immigrants living in New York, grows up in an atmosphere haunted by fragments of the past. As an adult he travels to Prague to uncover secrets.
A Richard and Judy Book Club selection."An eloquent testament to the power of story telling." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Souka's characters pop-.and he demonstrates a shattering ability to capture humanity in its bleakest moments." (Entertainment Weekly)
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