a novel by Gretchen Eick
When 30 year old Duncan Allan learns his wife is unfaithful, his world crashes. He flees to escape his life, ending up in a remote village on the northeast coast of Scotland. There an elderly antiques dealer, a child, and her mother bring him back to life, until tragedy strikes and again he is buried by loss. Back in Wichita, Kansas, Duncan’s wife Amy reinvents herself as a business woman and single mom whose closest friend is a gay man. In heartland America and coastal Scotland each navigates their solitary lives. Then a surprise encounter in 2013, nearly twenty years later, forces Amy to choose between finding Duncan and, finally, letting him go.