Patrick Delaney tells his life story by recalling three important times of his life:
1. He is nineteen and fighting in World War I in France.
2. Ten years later he returns to France for a memorial and finds Julia, the lover of his best friend, Daniel, who was killed in the war.
3. Patrick at 81 living in a nursing home.
A beautifully written story sensitively told. Wonderful characterizations.
The story stays with you long after the last page.