WINNER OF THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2019
ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD'
LONGLISTED FOR THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FIRST BOOK AWARD
'So hard to put down.' Daily Mail
'Startling . . . Remarkable.' Economist
'Right away I was utterly absorbed.' Sarah Jessica Parker
One father. Two sons. An impossible choice.
When thirteen-year-old Paul doesn't return home one afternoon, even his twin brother, Peter, doesn't know where he is. So their father, Clyde, must set out into the dark Trinidadian bush with a torch, to search for him on foot. And when the reasons for Paul's disappearance become clear, Clyde will be faced with a terrible decision. How does a father choose between his children? How does he weigh up what each one is worth? Which one is the golden child?