Eric Lomax was sent to Malaya in 1941 during World War II. Taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore, he was put to work on the Burma-Siam railway. There, he helped build an illicit radio for the prisoners, but the discovery of it brought on two years of torture. Lomax never forgot his Japanese tormentor, and half a century later he found out he was still alive. This unforgettable story describes a life saved from bitterness by an extraordinary will to forgive.