Wall Of Days

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Profile Books, Aug 4, 2011 - Fiction - 171 pages
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In a world all but drowned, a man called Bran has been living alone on an island for ten years. He was sent there in exile by those whose leader he was, and he tallies on the wall of his cave the days as they pass. Until the day when something happens that kindles in Bran such memories and longing that he persuades himself to return, even if it means execution.

His reception is so unexpected, so mystifying that he casts about unsure of what is real and what imaginary. Only the friendship of a child anchors him as he retraces the terrible deeds for which he is answerable, and as he tries to reach back, over his biggest betrayal, to the one he loved. Wall of Days is a profoundly moving novel about guilt, loss and remembering.

 

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Alastair Bruce was born in Port Elizabeth and studied at the University of Cape Town where he enrolled in a science degree course but finished with a masters in English Literature. He has lived in the United Kingdom for over ten years where he works in electronic publishing. He is married and has a daughter.

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