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A poignant and subtle novella, this story unfolds slowly, revealing a mother and daughter in opposite corners of the planet, both experiencing their own personal revelation. Following the tragic death of her boyfriend, 19-year-old Amy escapes to Los Angeles, where a man lay in wait for her: a man she didn't remember; a man who had been missing for her whole life. Back home in London, unravelling former West End star Maggie also seeks escape, fleeing empty nest syndrome to find memories of her first love dotted along the Brighton seaside and messages at the bottom of bottles.

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