A powerful, searing story of a divided city — where one boy strays on
to the wrong side of the wall,
and finds his life changed for ever...
Joshua is a troubled boy who lives with his mother and stepfather in a
divided city, where a wall and soldiers separate two communities and the
rubble-strewn residue of their broken world gives hints of the old life
before the wall was built. Joshua discovers a manhole which leads to a
tunnel, which leads in pitch darkness under the wall and across to the
other side. Forbidden territory, dangerous territory, violent territory
which a boy like him — visibly different — shouldn't stray into.
An act of kindness from a girl saves his life, but leads to a brutal act
of cruelty and a terrible debt he's determined to repay. And no one, no
one must find out that he's been there — or the consequences will be