Set in Kenya in the 1970s, a young coffee farmer believes her husband may have gotten into ivory smuggling—before she can confront him, he is killed in what looks like an accident but may be a murder. Her investigation in this leads to a succession of people whose lives intertwine and intersect.
“Wiley immerses us in non-Western cultures . . . we desperately need to know more about if we hope to create a globally conscious American fiction for the next century.” —Charles Johnson
ABOUT RICHARD WILEY
Richard Wiley is author of numerous stories and the novels Soldiers In Hiding (winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Best American Fiction), Fools’ Gold, Festival for Three Thousand Maidens, and Indigo. His most recent novel, Commodore Perry’s Minstrel Show, was published by the Michener Series at the University of Texas Press in 2007. His novel The Book of Important Moments will be published in the fall of 2013.