This novel is a mystery, a historical voyage and a personal quest. The powerful narrative drive of the storylines and the book's beefy message propels you through the difficult fictional terrain of the novel with its different settings, time shifts and narrative voices. This is not an easy reading journey, but the adventurous reader will find it richly rewarding.
And then suddenly the earth was in my mouth. The sky beneath my feet. After a slow rocky section, the creek bed had smoothed out again. Yes, I was riding too fast, but this wasn't why I crashed. I crashed because I'd seen death, a skeleton, a fossil of a human being suspended in the eroded bank. In the split second I glimpsed the corpse, I thought it some desert soul escaping from the underworld.