The stunning American debut of an internationally acclaimed writer, The Mark of an Angel is a haunting and unforgettable tale of three lives woven together by fate.
The year is 1957, and the place is Paris, where the psychic wounds of World War II have barely begun to heal, and the Algerian War is about to escalate. Saffie, an emotionally damaged young German woman, arrives on the doorstep of Raphael, a privileged musician who finds her reserve irresistible. But when Raphael send Saffie on an errand to the Jewish ghetto, where she meets András, a Hungarian instrument maker, each of their lives will be altered in startling and unexpected ways. A mesmerizing novel of love and betrayal, The Mark of an Angel shows how long-buried memories coupled with the inexorable flow of history can create a tableau of epic tragedy.