Winner of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist
Trond's friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them.
But this morning was different. What began as a joy ride on "borrowed" horses ends with Jon falling into a strange trance of grief. Trond soon learns what befell Jon earlier that day—an incident that marks the beginning of a series of vital losses for both boys.
At age sixty-seven, Trond has settled into a rustic cabin in an isolated part of eastern Norway to liv the rest of his life with a quiet deliberation. A meeting with his only neighbor, however, forces him to reflect on that fateful summer.