The Interpreter of Silences : Eve is in her mid-thirties, and she has come home to Cape Breton, to Clam Harbour, to take care of her father. A barracuda of a real estate agent is already circling - there are Americans and Germans who want part of this gorgeous landscape. But there are still too many memories here and Eve knows very well that memory is not safe. Noel, an American, has moved into the abandoned cottage next door. He, too, is haunted by memories - of the Rwandans he met after the genocide. Working for the NGO Global Witness, Noel struggles with what he has seen. Slowly, easily, together, Noel and Even begin to revisit their pasts. But where is the exact boundary of the present and the past? Then Rachel, Noel's fiancée, arrives. In the end, Eve's journey home, to this safe harbour on the edge of a raging ocean, resolves her family's tragic story. this is a thoughtful, lyrical, beautifully written novel touching on myth.