A disturbing exploration into family origins and heritage
Rose’s life capsized when she was 27, the day her mother left, asking her not to try to find her. What the police called a voluntary disappearance.
Ten years later, Rose is back on track but a news story that’s shaking all of France stirs up strong feelings: a mother entrusted her baby to the swell of a rising tide, and then went home and carried on reading about philosophy.
A bombshell for Rose who realises she must disobey her mother and set out to find her.
Alexia Stresi is the author of an acclaimed first novel, Looping (published by Stock and winner of the Madame Figaro Grand Prix de l’héroïne), which sold nearly 10,000 copies.