Author(s): Marina Warner
A story full of myth, mystery and great imaginative power about a young woman who, searching for her lost baby son like Mother Courage, appears in different guises across different centuries and cultures. She is the eternal refugee but ultimately, the survivor.
" An extraordinary novel... breathtaking in its scope and ambition... An enthralling read." - "Sunday Express"
" Driven by a mystery that keeps the reader guessing to the final pages... Beautifully written, the language rich and sensuous, with a seductive range of references... Tremendous fun." - "Literary Review"
" Stimulating... vivid... a fascinating debate about the nature of mythology." - "Financial Times"
" A compelling and erudite meditation on exiles, refugees, loss and the search for a home. A timely, ambitious and inventive novel, which blends a reflection on Europe's past and present traumas with rare story-telling verve." - "Scotland on Sunday"