The Extinction of Snow
A woman receives an email from her son which reads, ‘I am sacred. Comfot me.’ Does he mean scared? Does he mean come for me or comfort me? Shortly after that she learns of his death, an apparent road trafﬁc accident on a French country road. A piece of music plays over in her head telling her that something is not right about the version of events she has been told. She decides to investigate and this leads her on a bewildering journey across England, on to Paris and eventually to the French village where he died.
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