A love story of immense emotional and philosophical reach - compelling, elegant and astute. Lucca Montale, a 32-year-old Danish actress, is rushed into hospital after a motor accident. She is severely injured after a head-on collision with a lorry. Robert, the doctor responsible for treating her, is obliged to break the news that she may never see again. Robert and Lucca are both suffering the after-effects of love. He has sought refuge in controlled resignation since his divorce. She has rushed into dramatic, desperate acts. Gr?ndahl masterfully deploys a dual narrative, switching with astounding insight between the stories that the two protagonists relate to each other. This superb novel was a sensational literary bestseller in Gr?ndahl's native Denmark.