In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle's young wife two years earlier.
Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.
By Richard Flanagan, 2013
Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania, spending some time in his childhood living on the West Coast. The Narrow Road to the Deep North won the Man Booker Prize in 2014.