The life-affirming tale of love lost, love found and what it means to belong. Perfect for readers of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Readers of the Broken Wheel Recommend and The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.
How do we know who we are when we don't know where we've come from?
Louisa's baby simply will not sleep; not in her mother's arms, nor in the pram. 'How can her heart grow if she has no roots?' says the village doctor. 'Go and find yours first.'
So Louisa tells her daughter Jana, night after night, her own life story: about her Serbian mother, her Turkish father, her German parents who adopted her. About why her name is also Suna, and how a family far away thinks she is a miracle.
Crossing borders and cultures, navigating upheaval and heartbreak, this is the evocative tale of one woman's journey to self-discovery - and what it means to belong.