Tragedy at Montreal’s End of the World restaurant. A little marriage fatigue, a cottage to sell and a woman in cashmere: suddenly twenty seven years of conjugal life are swept away. Jean-Charles has left his wife. And with her goes the charm the restaurant possessed, where simple food was served to simple people. Sleepless Nights and Days of Glory, the third volume in Hélène Rioux’s Fragments of the World series, opens with the theme of abandonment and betrayal, and then takes the reader around the world.