When Sam Richardson returns in 1946 from the 'Forgotten War' in Burma to Wigton in Cumbria, he finds the town little changed.
But the war has changed him, broadening his horizons as well as leaving him with traumatic memories.
In addition, his six-year-old son now barely remembers him, and his wife has gained a sense of independence from her wartime jobs.
As all three strive to adjust, the bonds of loyalty and love are stretched to breaking point in this taut, and profoundly moving novel.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 28/12/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780340936306