Ramdom Acts of Heroic Love by Danny Scheinmann is a very lovely debut novel. It’s effectively tells two stories; that of Moritz Daniecki in 1917. A survivor of the war he escapes from an internment camp in Siberia and sets about to walk back to Europe to find his first love, Lotte. The second story is about Leo and is set in 1992. He wakes up one day to find he has been injured in a bus accident in Ecuador to find that his girlfriend, Eleni, died in the incident.
The stories flit back and forth parallelling the journey for love that each of these individuals have to make and the ways in which they eventually find their way home. Well worth reading 🙂