After the unexpected death of his daughter, musician Adam Anker loses all sense of direction in his life. Adrift, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery, one that will take him from New Zealand, to Poland, and finally to Sweden for a reunion with his daughter's mother.
This book was a real disappointment. I'm not even sure why it was recommended; I certainly will be more careful in the future.
The problem is the self-consciousness of the writer, and her inability to edit her own thoughts, so that every voice is the same one, the protagonist, the Polish characters, the errant wife - every one of them is infused with saintly values, maudlin self-absorption and overly verbose sentimentality. Yuck!
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