In his late eighties, the tragic figure, alone in his disorderly basement in south London, clings to his 12-year-old visitor, a devoted grandson, to be expiated from his tormenting sense of guilt stemming from the old man’s youth which was to be the prelude to a lifetime’s obsession with the planet’s remnant communities of hunter-gatherers.
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