(From the publisher):
At first they thought Konrad’s absentmindedness was due to his drinking. For years, he had been a benign parasite on the Koch family, first as the childhood playmate of Thomas, heir to the Koch family fortune, later as the caretaker of the Koch family villa on Corfu. And they used him as the mood took them. But when the villa burns down because of Konrad’s forgetfulness, Elvira Senn, matriarch of the Koch family, puts him on a strict regime. No longer allowed his daily tipple, Konrad recovers and even falls in love. But then his condition deteriorates. Soon Konrad doesn’t even recognize his new lover. Alzheimer’s has taken hold. As he loses his present, he regains his distant past, and this is what Elvira fears the most. As they wait for him to rewind to the crucial moment, his life is in danger from far more than a debilitating disease.
Original title: Small World
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Troubled Lives