"A dark and terrifying novel presenting a mythical account of the development of evil through the history of Southern Africa."--Seattle Times. This ferocious new novel by one of South Africa's visionary writers is a post-colonial reimagining of the Book of Revelation--an unholy epic that reenvisions the catastrophic violence of European "civilization" as a hooded rider who spreads slaughter across the African continent--a work that is as unnerving as it is intellectually provocative.
About Mike Nicol
Born in Cape Town in 1951, Mike Nicol is the author of three previous novels, Horseman, This Day and Age, and The Powers That Be, and two works of nonfiction, A Good-Looking Corpse and The Waiting Country. He lives in Muizenberg, South Africa.