Author(s): David Adams Richards
Sydney Henderson is a truly great man. As a young man, Sydney, believing he has accidentally killed a friend, makes a pact with God, promising never to harm another if the boy's life is spared. In the years that follow, the almost pathologically gentle Sydney holds true to his promise - at terrible cost to himself and his family.
'This novel is a tremendous testament to the endurance of the human spirit. It will remain with the reader long after its covers are closed...One of the great novels of our time' Alistair MacLeod