'My father died eleven years ago. I was only four then. I never
thought I'd hear from him again, but now we're writing a book
together' To Georg Roed, his father is no more than a shadow, a
distant memory. But then one day his grandmother discovers some
pages stuffed into the lining of an old red pushchair. The pages
are a letter to Georg, written just before his father died, and a
story, 'The Orange Girl'. But 'The Orange Girl' is no ordinary
story - it is a riddle from the past and centres around an incident
in his father's youth. One day he boarded a tram and was captivated
by a beautiful girl standing in the aisle, clutching a huge paper
bag of luscious-looking oranges. Suddenly the tram gave a jolt and
he stumbled forward, sending the oranges flying in all directions.
The girl simply hopped off the tram leaving Georg's father with
arms full of oranges. Now, from beyond the grave, he is asking his
son to help him finally solve the puzzle of her identity.