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For readers of THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ and SCHINDLER’S LIST, FAR TO GO is a powerful, mesmerising novel centring on one family’s heartbreaking decision to save their son – by saying goodbye to him for ever.

Longlisted for the 2011 MAN BOOKER PRIZE for Fiction

‘Extraordinary’ Daily Mail
‘A potential classic in the making’ Financial Times

Pepik is only six when the German forces invade Czechoslovakia. Desperate to find freedom, his affluent Jewish parents try to escape with him to Paris, but are betrayed by Marta, the family’s beloved nanny. Yet it is Marta who then secures a place for the Pepik on a Kindertransport, an act of determination that saves his life. But the child is never to see his parents or Marta again.

‘Somewhere between a book and a miracle’ Catherine Ryan Hyde


'A potential classic in the making'
<I> Financial Times </I>
'[A] compelling story . . . intimate and strangely lovely. Resolutely compassionate, and unflinching honest . . . [an] extraordinary story'
<I> Daily Mail </I>
'Clean, crisp and unencumbered. Pick . . . creates small moments that are both lovely and frightening . . . It's very deftly structures and the storytelling is seamless'
<I> Globe and Mail </I>
'Somewhere between a book and a miracle'
Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of <I> Love in the Present Tense </I>
'A nuanced and layered portrait of betrayal . . . An intriguing experiment in the art of storytelling'
<I> Montreal Gazette </I>