(From the publisher):
is a beautifully written and observed novel about Albertóeighty-two and suffering from Parkinsonís, following the death of his beloved twenty-year-old daughter, Glorie, who disappeared during a scuba dive off the Cayman Islands. Glorie had suffered from a potentially inherited and untreatable depression, and her death effectively destroyed her father and his marriage.
The Diver is a tender and insightful look into Albertís struggle with faith, his attempts to come to terms with retirement, his failing health, and the difficulties in his ossified marriage to his wife. DuMont leads him on a journey to self-discovery, acceptance, and understanding, as well as a fleeting glimpse of love with Glorieís best friendís mother, Lena, late in life.
This is a story about variations of love: the desperate love of an older man for this daughter, the stagnant love in a long-time marriage, and the surprising and rejuvenating love that canít last.
Original title: Reise zu Lena
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Tragedy And Loss
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Ties That Bind