The cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, is the reputed burial-place of Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. The cathedral has historically been a place of pilgrimage on the Way of St. James, also referred to as The Camino de Santiago. For centuries, the Camino de Santiago has offered pilgrims a spiritual journey, an adventure and a sought after freedom from the penance due for sins. This is how Anderson, a young man involved with the death of a little girl, finds himself on a journey across France and Spain, in search of punishment, forgiveness or just some way to make sense of it all.
This is the first novel by author Vincent Yanez, who is best known for his memoir, Einstein’s Shutter.