“Dive into an exotic land…”In writing about women having identity crises, Vendela Vida presents travel as a way to escape life’s painful truths. Her books invite us to dive into an exotic land, where we can—for a few hours—be free, too.
On the day of her father's funeral, twenty-eight-year-old Clarissa Iverton discovers that he wasn't her biological father after all. Her mother disappeared fourteen years earlier, and her fiancé has just revealed a life-changing secret to her. Alone and adrift, Clarissa travels to mystical Lapland, where she believes she'll meet her real father. There, at a hotel made of ice, Clarissa is confronted with the truth about her mother's history, and must make a decision about how—and where—to live the rest of her life.