Walter Van Brunt is a dreamer, and a lover of drugs, alcohol and speed. He likes nothing better than to fly along on his motorbike, invincible and immortal. But one day, dodging a mysterious shadow on the road, he crashes into a barrier and loses his right foot. Walter is a descendant of Dutch yeomen and since the day of the accident he has been haunted by their ghosts. When he receives a new plastic foot he is determined to find his father who deserted his family years ago, and to uncover the secrets of his ancestors.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Oandthegang - LibraryThing
Walter van Brunt literally collides with history one night and thereafter sets out to find the truth about his father, commonly held to be a traitor and a coward. Walter soon finds that he and his ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Grendelschoice - LibraryThing
TC Boyle is one of my favorite novelists. This one best exemplifies his electric prose and far-reaching imagination. A tragic tale of the power of family history reaching over four hundred years. Read full review