A single lighted match banishes Triton from his father's home to the employ of Mister Salgado, a marine biologist obsessed by swamps, sea movements and a Sri Lankan island's disappearing reef.
Stranded in London years later, Triton plumbs the depths of his childhood memories - a period of brewing political, ethical and religious turmoil - and brings us to understand how he has navigated this brave new world, which once lost will haunt him forever.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 03/07/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781783780303