About this book
McCarthy journeys back to Palestine for the first time since his 5-and-a-half-year incarceration. The small area has been fought over since the dawn of time, so what is it like for the people who live there? McCarthy travels through Palestine talking to ordinary people, using a map from before The Cataclysm.
Transported as a young boy by his father's tales of Palestine, the author has always been drawn to the mystique of the Middle East. He was kidnapped and held hostage in the Lebanon for five years - only strengthened his determination to return and explore its myriad complexities. This title presents his story.