About this book
The sequel to Unsworth's Booker Prize winning novel "Sacred Hunger", now published by Random House. 'Here, immediately, you know that you are in the hands of a master...' Allan Massie, "Scotsman"
Erasmus Kemp, the son of a Liverpool slave ship owner, has had the rebellious sailors of his father's ship brought back to London to stand trial on charges of mutiny and piracy. However, Sullivan, the Irish fiddler, has escaped and is making his way on foot to the north of England, stealing and scamming as he goes.