Gaelle is a beauty editor for a fashion magazine. At thirty, she is ambivalent about motherhood, and she sleeps around – not because she does not love her heart-surgeon husband Jason, but because the very fact of love is a terrifying thing. It is easier to keep moving, in the heart and the mind, then to stay still and own who you are. What is left over, after is the powerful story of motherhood and loss, of the complexities of grief and disconnection – and what it takes to become connected again. Woven through with fairy stories and with fictions spun to protect – and expose – the teller and the listener, this tale will leave the reader spellbound, captivated, at once lost, and found.