By Ellen Ullman
A gripping psychological thriller which explores questions about fate, identity and genetics
A professor is on leave from his post - a leave that may have been forced upon him. It is 1974, a time when free love and psychedelic ecstasy have given way to drug violence and serial killings. Through the thin office walls, the professor overhears the sessions of a therapist and a patient, and without knowing the patient's name or face he comes to know the details of her life, her family, her lovers. He inserts himself into her search for her "mysterious origins": a deeply troubling journey through displaced-persons camps, stolen children, and hidden pasts.
Cover illustration by Clare Skeats
Published 14 March 2013