The story of two sisters who become separated in a tragedy
A fabulous historical novel about a crime that separates two sisters, and about love that sets one human to serve another.
In Parainen, near the archipelago in Southern Finland, the stint two sisters have as helpers in a mansion ends in terrible bloodshed.
Twenty years later in Paris, the world-famous Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas hire a cook for their two-woman household – Margit, one of the two sisters whose lives were transformed by the tragedy in Parainen. The roles of the cook and the servant define both Margit and Alice, who is Stein’s lover, editor, muse, and typewriter.
A special trust and tension is born between the women. But Margit’s dark secret leaves none of them alone.