The Narrow Road To The Deep North
The Narrow Road To The Deep North was awarded the Man Booker for its elegance and originality. Dorrigo Evans, the protagonist, is imprisoned in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. During his time there, he will use his surgeon skills to help the other prisoners, condemned to build the railway that will link the capitals of Burma and Thailand. Many will get sick, but Dorrigo will make a name for himself.
Meanwhile, he will remember with regret his love story of years ago with his uncle's young wife, but time passes for everyone and, years later, being a war hero will discover everything that was lost on the way to the north.