Fiction. A group of tourists gather in Namibia. Some have come to holiday, others to murder. The travellers follow their tour guide Jono, a Zimbabwean historian and philosopher, from Cape Town into the Namib desert, learning ancient secrets of the Bushmen, the power of witchcraft and superstition, and even the origins of Nazi evil. A ragged bunch ranging from teenagers to retired couples, each member of the group faces a unique challenge as third world Africa is pitted against first world greed, thwarted desire and murderous intent. With the bones of consequence easily buried in the shifting sands, a holiday becomes a test of moral character. Unpredictable, flawed, fun-loving, courageous, bizarre, weak, kind-hearted and loathsome; the individuals in this novel exist beyond the page and into real life. Seamlessly weaving history and folklore into a plot of loss, passion and intrigue, the reader is kept informed and entertained as this psychological thriller unfolds.
Lisa de Nikolits is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of six novels: THE HUNGRY MIRROR (Inanna Publications), WEST OF WAWA (Inanna Publications), A GLITTERING CHAOS (Inanna Publications), THE WITCHDOCTOR'S BONES (Inanna Publications), BETWEEN THE CRACKS SHE FELL (Inanna Publications) and THE NEARLY GIRL (Inanna Publications). Her short fiction has appeared in Postscripts To Darkness, Volume 6; Maudlin House; Lynn Crosbie's Hood; The Jellyfish Review; PAC'N HEAT (a Ms. Pac-Man noir collection); Mesdames of Mayhem's crime anthology Thirteen O'Clock; and the Toronto Sisters In Crime's anthology, The Whole She-Bang 3. Her poetry has been published in CWS/cf. She lives and works in Toronto.Author City: Toronto, ON CAN