Like her poignant debut, The Photographer of the Lost, Caroline Scott’s second novel is concerned with the aftermath of the First World War and the struggle to make sense of its losses...
Scott unravels her haunting tale in unpretentious but persuasive prose.
Extraordinarily, Caroline Scott’s novel is based on true events. She has written a superb and quietly devastating novel about grief, hope and the horrific aftershocks of war.
When a WW1 soldier with complete memory loss is discovered in Durham cathedral, more than one woman steps forward to claim him as her own. But the past is a place he has shut away, and in his powerful psychological novel, Scott explores the mental health of everyone invlved in the soldiers life. A carefully nuanced complex story.