This autobiographical novel, set in Germany during and after World War II, tells the story of a young woman and her infant child. They live in a remote corner of the Reich, until they are forced to flee from the advancing Red Army. They find refuge and peace, but then their peace is smashed, their home destroyed. What remains are wounds that will never heal.
'A mother daughter relationship told against the chronological report of the collapsing German Reich. Moving, unforgettable.'
'Winter's best book. Her first in English.'
Eva Kreppert (Broadcaster, 3ZZZ, Melbourne)