This is a captivating novel. It tells the tale of eight individuals touched by a lost and unknown Vermeer painting. The story moves backward in time from present day to the 17th century, and each character has a remarkable tale. The author did a wonderful job detailing each part of the story from a different point of view. Vreeland’s book is absolutely captivating and wonderfully told.
Kwaku Sai is dead. A renowned surgeon and failed husband, he succumbs suddenly at dawn outside the home he shares in Ghana with his second wife. The news of Kwaku's death sends a ripple around the world, bringing together the family he abandoned years before.