In the aftermath of World War II, the driver of a British officer is murdered, setting off new tensions.
Dedication: For Paul Brickhill.
Epigraph: 'Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde.' John Donne: Devotions
Backlash was published on 9 February 1958, several months before the English edition which had been re-titled The Second Victory.
In 1959 West was contracted to Universal Studios to work on the screenplay of the novel. But it was not produced as a film until 1986 when Gerald Thomas directed The Second Victory, an independent production of Wests's screenplay.
Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.
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