Daniel Brac comes to South America to restore a major painting. But he is also on a mission: he must redeem his life-long cowardice and hunt the war criminal who murdered his father. To forge his courage he seeks out Manku Yupanqui, the only hero never to have known fear. So begins Daniel’s odyssey – an epic voyage across the primal landscape of politics and religion, culture and morality, spirituality and sexuality.
About the Author
Born in Turkey in 1935, Moris Farhi is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Vice-President of International Pen. He was appointed an MBE in 2001 for ‘services to literature’. His novels include Children of the Rainbow, Journey through the Wilderness (both Saqi Books), Young Turk and A Designated Man (both Telegram). He lives in Brighton.
'Moris Farhi's massive novel is an erotic and violent experience in a seminal search of the conflation of good and evil. Intricate and exciting ... the story breathes life into extraordinary characters.'
Andrew Graham-Yooll, Daily Telegraph
'Full of energy and an all-embracing, visionary humanity.'
Tom Aitken, Times Literary Supplement
'A powerful and eloquent writer ... Journey through the Wilderness bears comparisons with the best of Graham Greene.'
Anthony Rudolf, London Magazine