A 30th anniversary edition of the Whitbread shortlisted novel.
1960s England and Tomas is young. His teachers fought the Germans. His mother is German.
- Germany is divided and Berlin is surrounded by a wall. Tomas heads to Berlin to stay with his formidable old uncle. The uncle carries the scars of his Nazi past. On a visit to Dresden, Tomas encounters further wartime scars. What might we inherit from the wars of our elders, and how might we move on.
‘A perceptive, moving novel. Martin Goodman takes fierce delight in cutting through the easy cliches about the “new” Europe.’ ~ Christopher Hope