On the fifth anniversary of his sister Janine's death, nineteen-year-old Jonny Dart is still troubled by guilt and an imperfect memory of the accident that took her life. He goes searching for the only other witness to the fatal event, his sister's best friend. But instead of finding the answers he's looking for, he finds Sophie - an old woman with Alzheimer's.
Sophie lives with several cats in genteel squalor, and has no memory of recent events. As a temporary outcast and labelled a loser, Jonny takes refuge with her. In Sophie's house, past and present merge for both Sophie and Jonny. Their accidental meeting changes their lives.
'To this day, my favourite Mahy book is Memory, a tender story of a woman with Alzheimer's.' - Joy Cowley, author of Mrs. Wishy-Washy
In a novel PW called "intricately structured" and "profoundly satisfying," a 19-year-old boy, unable to come to terms with his sister's accidental death five years earlier, finds unexpected solace in a friendship with a woman with Alzheimer's. Ages 12-up. r