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The ghosts of war reverberate across the generations in a riveting, time-shifting story within a story from acclaimed thriller writer Tim Wynne-Jones.

When Evan's father dies suddenly, Evan finds a hand-bound yellow book on his desk - a book his dad had been reading when he passed away. The book is the diary of a Japanese soldier stranded on a small Pacific island in WWII. Why was his father reading it? What is in this account that Evan's grandfather, whom Evan has never met before, fears so much that he will do anything to prevent its being seen? And what could this possibly mean for Evan? In a pulse-quickening mystery evoking the elusiveness of truth and the endurance of wars passed from father to son, this engrossing novel is a suspenseful, at times terrifying listen from award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones.

©2015 Tim Wynne-Jones, original book published by Candlewick Press (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Extract from “A Process in the Weather of the Heart” by Dylan Thomas, from The Poems of Dylan Thomas, copyright 1939 by New Directions Publishing Corp. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp. in U.S.A. and Canada and by permission of David Higham Associates Limited in rest of English-language territories throughout the world.

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