Amos Godwin is a confused and angry young man who is raised in the confused, angry and unjust society of apartheid South Africa. With the progression of time, society transforms while he slips further into chronic alcoholism. The picture on the cover (illustrated by the author's son) shows how Amos is constantly seeking answers by looking through the bars of his addiction at the confused and sad world he longs to be part of, yet he is unaware of the door behind him which is wide open and leads to redemption rather than readmission. Add to this the actions of other men and women who make choices in their own lives, and the result is a recipe for disaster. These lives collide, becoming entangled and corrupt. The sins of the fathers impact directly on the lives of the sons. Once healing begins, the web of abuse and deceit seems impossible to unravel.