(From the publisher):
Set in England against the backdrop of World War II, Remember Me
is a story of pursuit: of stolen goods, of missing years, and of one woman’s forgotten history. Seventy-two-year-old Winnie —h omeless and abandoned time and again by those she’s trusted — would say she’s no trouble. She is content to let the days go by, minding her own business, bothering no one. Winnie would rather not recall the past, and at her age, doesn’t see much point in thinking about the future. But when her closed existence is shattered by a random act of violence, Winnie is catapulted out of her exile. Robbed of everything she owns, she embarks on a journey to track down the thief - only to find that what began as a search for stolen belongings has become the rediscovery of a stolen life.
Forced to take stock of how events long buried have brought her to a derelict house on the edge of nowhere, she relives the secrets of a past she has disowned. From her childhood in the 1930s and the upheaval caused by a feuding family, to the dislocation caused by World War II, and finally to the days leading up to her "fall," Winnie pieces together the fragments of her life. Her once secluded world begins to fill with people: her devoted father; the haunting figure of her mother; her domineering grandfather; and Joseph, her only love. At last Winnie understands that after all these years, she has not escaped from her life at all: she has simply been circling it. Now she must come to terms with the final revelation, one so profoundly shocking that she had concealed it even from herself.
Original title: Remember Me
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ World War II
Fiction→ General Fiction