Told from the unreliable point of view of Femke, a drifter living in turn-of-the-century Amsterdam, the novel charts her integration into the unsettling world of a British filmmaker and his wife, before meeting and befriending the ageing Dutch poet Michiel de Koning. Revelations about De Koning’s past work and involvement with real-life poet-murderer Gerrit Achterberg soon lead Femke to try and track down his mysterious great love and inspiration, ‘M’. Could finding M restore the ailing poet to health? And what else might she discover in the process – about her past, her mother, herself?
Published in hardback.
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