My friends at The Book Depository sent me Spirit House by Mark Dapin today. I’m really looking forward to reading it.
Spirit House is about a POW (prisoner of war) on the Thai-Burma railway who drinks too much trying to escape the horrors of his past. But when his thirteen-year-old grandson comes to visit him, the stories of what happened in the days of the war comes back to him. The story is about “the bonds of a life-long friendship and the bonds of grief, and of a young boy making sense of his future while old men try to live with their past.”