By Simon Cleary

See the dots, boy. are you able to see them? They’re no longer even cities, so much of them. they are settlements, handfuls of humans huddled jointly within the sand. be aware of this approximately your brother: he went out into that wasteland and he didn't come back.

There hasn't ever been a deserter in Bas Adams' kin – from the Somme to Vietnam. So whilst his brother, Jack, is pronounced lacking from his peacekeeping contingent in Western Sahara, Bas is familiar with he has to be came upon. Their father calls for it.

From Queensland's Lockyer Valley to the mountains of southern Algeria, Bas follows Jack's path deep into the Sahara barren region, and right into a international apart.

Nothing may arrange him for what he finds.

PRAISE FOR SIMON CLEARY

'A courageous and bold debut' David Malouf

'Assured and unsettling' Canberra Times

'A poignant story' Age

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