How much of a survivor, in fact, survives? How much must remain of a survivor for him also to be called a man?
You tell me to remember. All over again. To remember. Perhaps there is nothing left there, doctor. Perhaps it is all gone. Bernardo Greene is attempting to rebuild his life. Imprisoned and tortured by Pinochet's regime for introducing his students to political poetry, he has arrived at Copenhagen's centre for rehabilitating torture victims at the age of forty-nine, to begin, to begin again. Across from the King's Garden, Michela Ibsen also seeks a new beginning.
She has survived an abusive marriage and the death of a child, but does not know whether this makes her strong, or even whole.
Her latest boyfriend is young, vain and dangerously possessive. Why do men hit me? Why is it happening again? Michela's eyes meet Bernardo's over a cup of coffee in the cafe across the lake.
During a long Scandinavian summer of endless days and pin-point nights, these two lost souls begin to heal, to forgive and to trust themselves to love. A novel about passion in the wake of loss, pain in the wake of truth, and salvation in the wake of despair, In the Company of Angels is the mesmeric and quietly devastating masterpiece from internationally celebrated author Thomas E.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 06/06/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408809846