With World War II finally over, Silvana and her half-wild seven-year-old son Aurek can finally come out of hiding in the forests of Poland, in this debut novel. They settle in England with Janusz, Silvana's husband, but the war has changed them all, and now they have secrets they would prefer to keep.
"A most accomplished first novel—powerful story-telling and entirely convincing in its evocation of post-war England."—Penelope Lively
"Luminous prose…. [Amanda] Hodgkinson's portrait of the primal bond between mother and child leaves an indelible impression."—NYTBR