Bruno Lind is on a mission, though he may not know it. Irene Davies knows she is, but isn't sure it's the right one. Both of them are haunted by the legacy of a tangled history of love and war. Lind becomes the detective of his own unexplored life. He retraces those experiences of WWII, of refugee camps and migration. They take him to Poland and points East, to lost families and forgotton loves. Drawing on her intimate knowledge of central Europe explored in her acclaimed family memoir Losing the Dead, Lisa Appignanesi has created a compelling fiction which is also an exploration of mind and memory.