Mark Dapin

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2014

Sunday, 2 March 2014

David is 13 and confused. His mum has gone off with her lover and sent David to his grandparents to give her new relationshp some “space”. David's grandfather, Jimmy - a Jewish veteran and survivor of the enforced labour on the Thai-Burma railway - is 70. Haunted by the ghosts of long-dead comrades, the only person he can confide in is a 13-year-old from a different world.

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