Two men meet by chance in a caf- in Krakow; one is an elderly Pole and one is a young man obsessively searching across Europe for the love of his life who has disappeared. They talk all night and when they part the older man find himself beset by questions. He recalls his youth in pre-war Poland, his time in the Communist party and his own life-altering love affair which also ended in his lover abandoning him without explanation. He begins to piece together his own and the young man's stories and find himself on an unexpected quest.
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"This novel explores the elusive nature of selfhood and the science that attempts to understand it" ( Sunday Times)
"Engrossing and thoughtful-this novel sparkles" ( Scottish Sunday Herald)
A haunting, mesmerising novel of love and loss by an award-winning novelist.
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Book Description 2005-06-02., 2005. Book Condition: New. Vintage. New Ed. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 272pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1024956
Book Description Vintage, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099469529