Stevie Davies’ book is set towards the end of the Second World War, in an intriguing story of guilt and deception that links Wales and Germany.

In pre-war Germany, two boys grow up together as inseparable friends. However, as adulthood approaches and Nazism continues its inexorable march, Dahl and Quantz move on from their childhood friendship. One becomes an SS officer and the other a pawn in the intelligence unit. Thirteen years later, their own children meet: a woman and a man exposed to the sins of their fathers.

The Booker Prize 2001
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The Women's Press
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