Liana’s got her future all planned out: when she leaves school she’ll take an internship to gain some work experience, and then she’ll go to university. But then her grandfather, the family patriarch, sends her to Panama City totally out of the blue. Her instructions are to collect the son of her deceased brother, a boy they’d thought missing for many years. Supposedly everything has been arranged for her. But of course when she gets there it’s all far more complex—even the boy’s identity seems to be in doubt.
Liana feels like giving up. But then she decides to travel the length and breadth of Panama with her nephew Pablo to run a few family secrets to earth. And when she meets Ruud, a young Dutchman, she suddenly finds she’s in no hurry to return to her old life...
• a lively and intensely stirring coming-of-age story, atmospheric and immersive
• full of strange encounters—both natural and human!