A difficult book for me to review, so I am just going to tell you why I loved this story. The characters have such a touching vulnerability, they have known each other for such a long time, have a shared past that is touching. A book about a journey, a quest if you will, about memories, longing and unfulfilled desires. Much is told in letters and flashbacks and a wonderful usage of magical realism. Those who go and those who stay waiting. An ending that is left to the reader's interpretation, but is poignant all the same. An amazing book, especially since this is the author's first. Quiet, melancholy and stunning, I can't believe that anyone reading this book will not find it touching.
ARC from Netgalley.