This book review was written by Eugene Kernes
Is This An Overview?
Daru is a schoolteacher who would prefer not to take sides in a conflict. A prisoner is brought to Daru with orders that Daru must transport the prisoner. But participating in turning in the prisoner would mean taking a side. While the prisoner is a guest of Daru, the prisoner has many opportunities to escape. Which Daru would welcome. But the prisoner does not escape. Any choice Daru makes about the prisoner, has ramifications about what community Daru will be a part of and what community will be a threat. Daru is with the communities, but feels exiled from the communities. Maybe there is a way that Daru can find to keep neutrality. What should Daru do?