No matter where you go the past is never far behind, as Futh discovers in Alison Moore’s unsettling debut novel.
Futh, a middle-aged man recently separated, stands on the blustery outer deck of a North Sea ferry. He is heading to Germany for a restorative walking holiday. As the journey continues, his mind keeps returning to his mother’s abandonment of him as a boy and his first visit to Germany, with his newly single father. It was on this first trip that he neglected to do something, and this omission threatens to have devastating repercussions the second time around.