The Nightwatchman


ISBN: 9780868198019
Author: Daniel Keene
Publication Date: 9/03/2007
Edition: Standard
Publisher: Currency Press
Extent: 55pp.
Availability: Available as XML or eBook
Cast Info: 1F , 2M

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‘The past is … the past. What’s left? This day, this hour, this garden … as it is, not as it was.’

Gilles has lived a life amongst the rambling beauty of the old family home. Now he’s gone blind, and his children Hélène and Michel have returned for a few days to move him to a secure apartment.

On the outside Gilles is stoic, resigned to his fate, but inside he silently rages against the darkness.

Hélène feels the weight of responsibility – for both her father and her own family. The fragility of her marriage has her longing for the untroubled days of childhood.

Photographer Michel is on the verge of a quiet breakdown, having for years avoided meaningful connection with any human being.

Drawn together in a garden full of echoes, the three discover tender memories of a shared past unwilling to release them …

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