'Subtly sketched... etched with energy and tenderness.' Boyd Tonkin, The Independent 'This book has to be one of the best recent Arabic novels to appear in English.'Richard Woffenden, Cairo Times
May Telmissany’s novel is the story of a woman who suffers one of life’s greatest tragedies, the loss of her child. We read about the trauma of the event and the devastating effect on herself and those surrounding her. The novel explores in great detail the slow and agonizing process of recovery, both physical and psychological, and the ways in which the narrator wills herself to pick up the shattered pieces of her life.