Fiancés, friends, and other animals. . .
After a year that sees a broken-off engagement and the death of her beloved father, Penny is desperate to get away.
Fulfilling a childhood dream, she sets off on a month-long pilgrimage to Corfu--an island idyll she knows only through the pages of Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals.
On the island, Penny quickly finds herself drawn into the lives of a tight-knit circle of strangers. Exploring--searching for the places the Durrells knew decades before--she makes unexpected discoveries about the hopes, fears, and secrets of the people living there today.
And as strangers start to be friends, lives past and present become entwined in ways none of them could have predicted. . .