A year ago Patrick Winter, a young South African, was in Namibia completing his military service. Now, during the country's first free elections, Patrick is back. Back in the country he once defended and the place where he fell in love for the first and only time. With the country poised to change forever, Patrick is forced to revisit the past and climb the wall behind which he has sealed himself for so long.
Damon Galgut was born in Pretoria in 1963 and now lives in Cape Town. He wrote his first novel, A Sinless Season, when he was seventeen. His other books include Small Circle of Beings, The Quarry and The Good Doctor.