'I didn't know about the murder, I swear' When Cris Schuter, an ex-government Minister in South Africa during the apartheid era, is found murdered, his son Josh goes missing. Sebastian Palfrey, a British newspaper correspondent, is a lifelong friend of Josh's, and is immediately hauled in by the local police. Sebastian regards himself as a bit of a Gallic Sancho Panza to Josh's Don Quixote - they go back a long, long way, and along with Zak, a political activist, have quite a history. But Sebastian genuinely doesn't know where Josh is, and nor does his girlfriend, Frances. Sebastian both knows and fears that his disappearance can only throw up all sorts of secrets they've shared - and some they haven't - that have long been buried . . . Acclaim for This Green Land 'It is Fullerton's piece of genre fiction that gets closest to the heart of this difficult subject matter . . . a shockingly good read' The Times ' . . . Fullerton puts the politics on hold and tells his story with heart, guts and go. A brilliant performance, with a fierce, uncosy intelligence setting off the fireworks' Literary Review
John Fullerton was born into a military family. He grew up in Cape Town, attending boarding school, serving in the army and trying several jobs, including farming and finance, before a journalistic career spanning more than thirty years, twenty of themn with Reuters. In all, he reported from about 40 countries and covered a dozen wars. Fullerton lives in London. White Boys Don't Cry is his fourth novel.