About this book
A postmodern novel about faith, knowledge and our inner needs, set in the late 1870s in the Kentish village of Downe - Charles Darwin's home. Translated from the Finnish by Emily and Fleur Jeremiah. 'It's nice, for a change, to see Nordic Literature other than detective novels being published into English... So another round of applause for Peirene' Nicholas Lezard, "Guardian"
The late 1870s, the Kentish village of Downe. The villagers gather in church one rainy Sunday. Only Thomas Davies stays away. The eccentric loner, a grief-stricken widower, works as a gardener for the notorious naturalist, Charles Darwin. He shuns religion. But now Thomas needs answers. What should he believe in? And why should he continue to live?
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