A deep and luminous story of late love, second chances and the surprises that life throws at us.
'A thoughtful and gentle meditation on buried passions, regrets, love, grief and loneliness' (Guardian)
Sometimes it takes a stranger to really know who you are
Tina Hopgood is trapped in a marriage she doesn't remember choosing.
Anders Larsen is a lonely museum curator who has lost his wife, along with his hopes and dreams for the future.
They're both searching for something, they just don't know it yet.
When Tina writes a letter of regret to Anders, whom she has never met, she doesn't expect a reply.
When Anders replies, neither does he.
Slowly their correspondence blossoms as they bare their souls to each other with stories of joy, anguish and discovery. But then Tina's letters suddenly cease, and Anders is thrown into despair.
Can their unexpected friendship survive?
PRIZES AND PRAISE:
WINNER OF THE PAUL TORDAY MEMORIAL PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE MCKITTERICK PRIZE
'Tender, wise and moving' John Boyne
'A moving tribute to friendship and love' Rachel Joyce
'Whenever I talk about it, I simply cry with joy' James Hawes
'Full of grace and humanity' (Sunday Times)
'Quietly intriguing, beautifully observed' Ruth Hogan