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By Gaby Koppel

In an ambitious debut novel, Gaby Koppel has taken on some of the most powerful and enduring themes: justice, restitution and irrecoverable loss. Jonathan Freedland

Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Fiction, Forthcoming Titles, Novels


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1997. Elizabeth’s eccentric, often inebriated émigré mother Aranca is approaching retirement in straitened circumstances. Her novel solution is to seek compensation from the Hungarian Government for what she suffered during the war.

In the wake of her father's sudden death and her mother's increasing obsession with wartime Hungary, Elizabeth is struggling to keep her job and her relationship.

Then she gets a phone call to say that her mother has been arrested in Budapest. Elizabeth is forced to confront the nature of motherhood, love and loss as she puts together the clues to Aranca's past.

Can either woman escape their past and the historic events that have shaped their destiny?

ISBN: 9781909983847
Language: English
Categories: Crime / Mystery / Thriller, Fiction, Forthcoming Titles, Novels
First Published by Honno: 21st February 2019

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