About this book
In 1942 a young railway enthusiast and radio buff was caught up in the troubles in Singapore. Put to work on the "Railway of Death", the Japanese line from Thailand to Burma, he was brutally tortured and emotionally destroyed by his experiences. It was nearly fifty years later, when he discovered that his interrogator was still alive, that his life was changed. The story ends with the reconciliation of the two men. "A profound and beautifully written story of heart-rending honesty" "Sunday Times".
During the second world war Eric Lomax was forced to work on the notorius Burma-Siam Railway and was tortured by the Japanese for making a crude radio. Left emotionally scarred and unable to form normal relationships Lomax suffered for years until, with the help of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.