Victor is a young man who wanders through the countryside trying to forget the tragedy that devastated his life. He settles in a small village where he and his previous life are unknown to the townspeople. In his day-to-day business as a blacksmith he encounters Ranette, who sees the despair in Victor and tries unceasingly to befriend him. As the story unfolds, a surprise awaits them both when Victor reveals his secret and Ranette must face the consequences of her meddling.
Set in an imaginary time and place, The Man Who Forgot How to Laugh is a timeless and persuasive tale, mingling mystery and romance with the power of goodness and the strength of being a good example. This book shows how perseverance and forgiveness create hope when one has lost heart.