This novel tells the story of Sydney Henderson and his son Lyle. As a young man, Sydney, believing he has accidentally killed a friend, makes a pact with God, promising never to harm another if the boys' life is spared. In the years that follow the almost pathologically gentle Sydney holds true to his promise - at terrible cost to himself and his family.
Joint winner (with Michael Ondaajte's 'Anil's Ghost') of the Giller Prize.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 04 / 2003
- 158 x 231mm