In this book, Ms. Youngson has created an achingly beautiful homage to the power of the written word.
Written entirely in the form of letters between a woman and a man who have never met at the beginning of the story and who have still have not met at the end, it is an old-fashioned testament to friendship in our age of instant everything. The Tolund Man is also a major (albeit, silent) character. The reader is kept, delightfully, on her toes as the story seems to smoothly unwind—then take a sudden, totally unexpected turn in an entirely different direction.
I could hardly put the book down, reading it everywhere I went for even a few minutes whenever I could. The ending, as is often the case with really good books is open to interpretation. I know what I want to believe. After you read it, let’s talk!