Alfred Wayman is an enigma: solitary, strange and with no past. All that is known of him is his hatred of falsehood and obsession with the night sky.
Friends and enemies speculate on his character and history; some aiming to understand him, others to destroy him. In doing so they reveal their stories and the loves, hates, jealousies and rivalries that make them who they are.
Wayman thrives in darkness, but every night must come to an end and the night-creature must face the triumph of the light.
Andrew Dutton has been writing since the early 2000s and has previously self-published an e-book of short stories, A Mirror.
His work frequently explores life at 'the bottom of the pile', reflecting a long career helping people in financial hardship and debt.
Born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, he now lives in Derbyshire and draws inspiration and comfort from books, music, cats — and long country walks with his partner and their beloved Labrador.