**Shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015**
Artful and subversive, tells the story of the Friedland family - fakers, all of them - and the day when the fate in which they don´t quite believe catches up with them.
Having achieved nothing in life, Arthur Friedland is tricked on stage by a hypnotist and told to change everything. After he abandons his three young sons, they grow up to be a faithless priest, a broke financier and a forger. Each of them cultivates absence. One will be lost to it.
A novel about the game of fate and the fetters of family, never stops questioning, exploring and teasing at every twist and turn of its Rubik´s Cube-like narrative.