About the book
A man from Paris loses his entire family when they fall from a pink granite cliff in the small village of Ploumanac’h in Brittany. Back in Paris he shuts himself in his wife’s office where he searches through her computer and files to find an explanation for the tragedy. He starts to wonder if he ever truly knew his wife.
At the same time we are introduced to an old man as well as a local policeman, both affected by the accident on the beach. The old man witnessed the fall from the cliff but keeps the whole truth to himself. For the policeman the event awakens traumatic memories.
Britta Röstlund’s second novel tells the story of a fatal incident, but it is no crime novel. More importantly it poses questions about who is sane and who is not. About preconceived notions, faith, fear, compassion, about creating one’s own reality. Just like in her debut novel, the setting plays an integral part, this time the barren landscapes of Brittany.