By Robert Barnard
Kit Philipson has continuously felt like anything of a stranger in his relatives. growing to be up because the merely baby mom and dad in Glasgow, Scotland, he had each virtue. His mom was once a instructor; his father, a journalist, escaped from Nazi Germany on the age of 3 on one of many 1939 Kindertransports. yet on her deathbed, Kit’s mom tells him he used to be followed and that his beginning identify used to be Novello. quickly, imprecise thoughts of his formative years start to floor: his nursery, images at the wall, the scent of his delivery mom whilst she’d been cooking. And, occasionally, there are extra anxious memories—of strangers taking him via the hand and prime him clear of the one relations he had ever identified. A seek of outdated newspaper documents unearths three-year-old boy named Peter Novello used to be kidnapped from his mom and dad’ vacation inn in Sicily in 1989. Now the younger guy who has recognized himself in simple terms as equipment units out to rediscover his earlier, the tale of 2 three-year-old boys torn from their moms in very assorted situations. Kit’s probing inquiries are absolute to carry surprises. they might additionally unearth risky secrets and techniques that dare by no means be printed.
With sharp wit and deep perception, Robert Barnard sweeps away all preconceptions during this robust learn of maternal love and the risk of obsession.
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