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The journey of a man who loses everything in one terrible moment, from the acclaimed author of A Blade of Grass

Leo Millar is a young painter in Paris who seems to have it all—a beautiful French wife, a talented young son, a thriving career. After years spent as a lonely orphan, Leo basks in a sense of belonging, until one dreadful instant robs him of all that he cherishes.

Overcome by guilt and despair, he flees to a tiny, rugged island off the coast of Normandy. With its timeless customs and wild natural beauty, the island soon works its magic, and Leo encounters a brilliant but troubled musician who is fighting her own demons. But it is only when a strange, damaged child enters Leo’s life that he has a chance to move beyond his own losses and find, perhaps, a new definition of love and the restoration of hope.

This luminous novel transports us to a place of elemental beauty—of stone and salt, of light and shadow, of solitude and community. Here, old promises are kept alive in the heart and given new expression.

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  • ISBN: 9780006393771
  • ISBN 10: 0006393772
  • Imprint: Phyllis Bruce Books
  • On Sale: 05/20/2014
  • Pages: 288
  • List Price: 18.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / General
  • BISAC2: FICTION / Literary

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