Recovering from a tragedy, Arvid Jansen in a tailspin, and his wife, Turid, has divorced him and taken their daughters with her. One year later, Arvid spends his time drinking, falling into fleeting relationships, and driving around in his Mazda. When Turid unexpectedly calls for a ride home from the train station, he has to face the life they've made without him. Then Arvid's daughter Vigdis—who he's always felt understood him best—has a crisis of her own, and in this compelling novel by Norway's Per Petterson, he sees a chance at redemption.
"Petterson has written a beautifully nuanced, deeply felt, and powerful story of survival."—Library Journal (starred review)