Olev, known as Lev, is a 42-year-old widower who has come to London from an unnamed Eastern European country. He has arrived with little or nothing and is searching for work to support his mother and beloved daughter. Fortunate in the friends he makes, but intensely homesick, he is determined to overcome all difficulties. Because of Lev’s essential goodness and likeability you will find yourself pulling for him through all his ups and downs. An extremely memorable character in a very moving and beautifully written novel by this award-winning author.
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