The still surface of a sea is both menacing and calmly beautiful: a perfect metaphor for this reflective novel. The narrator's unassuming, thoughtful voice dampens but cannot conceal the forces driving his story of love and war and the boundless suffering of innocents. The narrator is a young historian, preoccupied with a case on trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague. The prosecution argues that the Serb defendant played an active part in the incarceration and later death by ...

Stillness of the Sea 2011, Vagabond Voices, Isle of Lewis

ISBN-13: 9781908251015