Walther Klinger, by a twist of fate, becomes a society photographer for the new Nazi “aristocrats” and, guiltily, is almost relieved when the war begins. Finding himself in Brittany just before the Allied invasion, this novel is about how he attempts to make refuge for himself and his lover.
“Palmer’s beautifully crafted novel convincingly unfolds for us a story of inadvertent complicity in acts of unspeakable evil.”
Lisa Jardine, The Times
“…an impressive study of the effect of totalitarianism on the average emotional life. At present, William Palmer’s reputation languishes in that queer hinterland where the esteem of fellow writers is cancelled out by the indifference of the world at large. It would be a shame if this novel didn’t provoke the attention he clearly deserves.”