What invisible drama plays, what passes to and fro in the columns of air above them, none knows, but the disciples think: perhaps the time is arrived at last. Aged, blind and perilously frail, John the Apostle has walked ten thousand miles to tell of love.
In a hundred years he has lived to witness sights and scenes that now cloud his mind.
Of his followers, there are few remaining, banished with him to an island where they wait as storm clouds whip the island with rain.
They wait for the world to free them from exile. They wait for signs that seem like they will never come. But eventually a sign does come and together the disciples leave the island.
They embark on a journey that will change their lives forever: a journey filled with purpose and fear which will test their belief - in love and in each other - to breaking point, and John must face his biggest battle yet. John depicts the inner life of a man of faith and doubt with extraordinary poetic vision.
Romantic, wild and passionate, this is the story of what it might be to love for a lifetime.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/04/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780747596783