PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Translator: Christine Donougher Edited by: Victoria Best
An albino foundling, abandoned by her unknown mother one August night on the eve of the Second World War, she spends her first few years with a community of nuns. But her presence among them is not wholly welcome, and in 1944 the little girl is dispatched into the outside world.
This marks the start of what proves to be a lifelong odyssey that brings her into contact over the years with an extraordinary array of fascinating characters. Of their often-tumultuous lives she becomes the compassionate chronicler, plumbing the mysterious depths of the human heart.
No. of pages: 196
Publication date: 18.11.2004
978 1 903517 25 3
UK and Commonwealth