John Fuller’s hauntingly strange and lyrical novel. On a desolate island monastery in the Middle Ages, pilgrims are going missing one by one…

On a lonely island off the coast of Wales, complete with monastery, farm and miraculous well, the Abbot is at his dissecting table, engaged in a desperate and macabre search for the physical seat of the soul. Meanwhile, the Bishop’s emissary, who has been sent to investigate the alarming disappearance of increasing numbers of pilgrims, is digging up the island.

The Booker Prize 1983
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Proving that he is not a man to hold a grudge, John Fuller accepted a place on the panel of judges only a year after missing out on the prize as a nominee with Flying to Nowhere.
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