The author was a secondary school science teacher who later studied law and is currently practicing law. He has taken great care to ensure that the language is simple and can be understood by anyone who has minimum knowledge of the English.
This is a story and experiences of a Malaysian estate boy in the sixties. The first half of the book describes his life in the estate. After school he leaves for India and ends up in a small gold mining town in Southern India where he falls in love with a girl. The second half of the book is devoted to his early love life.