By Tatiana de Rosnay
All of it started with an easy beach holiday, a brother and sister recapturing their youth. Antoine Rey notion he had the right shock for his sister Mélanie’s birthday: a weekend by way of the ocean at Noirmoutier Island, the place the pair spent many satisfied youth summers enjoying at the seashore. It were too lengthy, Antoine idea, because they’d back to the island—over thirty years, considering that their mom died and the relations vacation trips ceased. however the island’s haunting attractiveness triggers very happy stories; it reminds Mélanie of whatever unforeseen and deeply hectic approximately their final island summer season. while, at the force domestic to Paris, she eventually summons the braveness to bare what she is aware to Antoine, her feelings triumph over her and he or she loses regulate of the car.
Recovering from the coincidence in a close-by sanatorium, Mélanie attempts to remember what prompted her to crash. Antoine encounters an unforeseen best friend: horny, streetwise Angèle, a mortician who will train him new meanings for the phrases lifestyles, love and demise. all at once, even if, the earlier comes swinging again at either siblings, stressed with a dismal fact approximately their mom, Clarisse.
Trapped within the wake of a surprising relations mystery shrouded by way of taboo, Antoine needs to confront his earlier and in addition his relationships together with his personal young children. How good does he rather comprehend his mom, his youngsters, even himself? by surprise fragile on all fronts as a son, a husband, a brother and a father, Antoine Rey will study the reality approximately his family members and himself the difficult way.
By turns exciting, seductive and damaging, with a lingering influence that's bittersweet and redeeming, A mystery saved is the tale of a latest family members, the invisible ties that carry it jointly, and the effect it has all through existence.
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