|Pages/Publication Date:||288 / 2019|
|Publisher:||SJP for Hogarth.|
Living in a stilt house in rural Trinidad, Clyde works long shifts at the petroleum plant, while his wife Joy looks after the home. Their 13 year old twins are nothing alike: Paul has always been considered odd, while Peter is widely believed to be a genius, destined for greatness. When Paul goes walking in the bush one afternoon and doesn't come home, Clyde is forced to go looking for him, this child whom he has never really understood. As the hours turn to days, in this Desmond Elliott Prize winning debut from Claire Adam, Clyde pieces together Paul's fate, and is faced with a decision no parent should ever have to make.
"This book manages to combine two things rarely bound together in the same spine: a sensitive depiction of family life and the page-flicking urgency of a thriller."—Guardian (London)