Joshua is a troubled boy who lives with his mother and stepfather in a divided city, where a wall and soldiers separate two communities and the rubble-strewn residue of their broken world gives hints of the old life before the wall was built. Joshua discovers a manhole, which leads to a tunnel, which leads in pitch darkness under the wall and across to the other side. Forbidden territory, dangerous territory, violent territory, which a boy like him - visibly different - shouldn't stray into. An act of kindness from a girl saves his life, but leads to a brutal act of cruelty and a terrible debt he's determined to repay. And no one, no one must find out that he's been there - or the consequences will be unbearable.
A powerful, searing story of a divided city - where one boy strays on to the wrong side of the wall, and finds his life changed for ever ...
William Sutcliffe was born in London in 1971. He is the author of five previous novels - the international bestseller Are You Experienced?, The Love Hexagon, New Boy, Bad Influence and, most recently, Whatever Makes You Happy. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages.