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Bruno Lind is on a mission, though he may not know it. Irene Davies knows she is, but isn't sure it's the right one. Both of them are haunted by the legacy of a tangled history of love and war. Lind becomes the detective of his own unexplored life. He retraces his experiences of WWII, of refugee camps and migration. They take him to Poland and point East, to lost families and forgotten loves. Drawing on her intimate knowledge of central Europe, which she explored in her acclaimed family memoir Losing the Dead, Appignanesi has created a compelling fictional exploration of memory.
Lisa Appignanesi's bestselling fiction includes Sanctuary and The Dead of Winter (Bantam) as well as The Things We Do for Love, A Good Women, Dreams of Innocence and Memory and Desire (HarperCollins); nonfiction includes Losing the Dead (Chatto/Vintage) and Cabaret (new ed Yale 2004).