Walter Van Brunt is a dreamer, and a lover of drugs, alcohol and speed.
He likes nothing better than to fly along on his motorbike, invincible and immortal.
But one day, dodging a mysterious shadow on the road, he crashes into a barrier and loses his right foot.
Walter is a descendant of Dutch yeomen and since the day of the accident he has been haunted by their ghosts.
When he receives a new plastic foot he is determined to find his father who deserted his family years ago, and to uncover the secrets of his ancestors.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 26/09/1996
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747529347