'Rien meets Mark at St Mary's Home for Children. They experience passion, loss and hope as they begin a tenuous but tender relationship and a new life beyond the Home. While Mark dreams of machines to repair the fractured world, Rien writes stories of failing to help her recover the missing events of her past. Their friend Dog Boy escapes from St Mary's to embark on a rugged journey that will dramatically alter each of their lives. Mireille Juchau writes with a strong spare poetic style. In creating three unusual characters with distinctly inventive inner lives, she raises questions about the nature of being and individuality, and highlights the enduring power of the imagination in a world with little time for difference, or patience for sensitivity.' (Publication summary)
There are times when the child seems not yet to have crossed into the world
Despite having entered a body
Memory a wind passing through the blood trees within us
Someone was supposed to have come
–Carolyn Forche, 'The Recording Angel'