This book is a fantastic read – one of my recent favourites. The cleverness of Perlman’s plot as it weaves in an intriguing set of mysteries is the first draw card, making it hard to put down. I also warmed to the many characters, particularly Lamont an African American wanting to triumph over his difficult past and find his daughter. His relationship with ageing Holocaust survior, Henryk Mandelbrot, is completely absorbing and once again, asks us to think about the importance of story to comprehend often difficult life experiences. The horrors of Henryk’s past are dealt with honestly and with insight. A thoroughly engrossing novel.