Review: Fiction: The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker

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'Of the 10 fat white geese in the field next to the drive, only seven were left a couple of weeks later. All she found of the other three were feathers and one orange foot.' This diminishing flock of honking geese is how the passing of time is marked in this gripping new novel by IMPAC award-winning author Gerbrand Bakker.