One of the most significant contemporary storytellers at work today' Colm Toibin A collection of urgent, thrilling and original stories from the award-winning, bestselling author of The Slap and Barracuda.
At a suburban barbecue one afternoon, a man slaps an unruly 3-year-old boy. The boy is not his son. It is a single act of violence, but this one slap reverberates through the lives of everyone who witnesses it happen.
From the bestselling author of The Slap comes a novel of shimmering intensity - a young man's journey in the land of his ancestors becomes a wild and page-turning flight from a crime that he did not commit, but is doomed to repeat.