“1904. On the banks of the Zambezi River, a few miles from the majestic Victoria Falls, there is a colonial settlement called The Old Drift. In a smoky room at the hotel across the river, an Old Drifter named Percy M. Clark, foggy with fever, makes a mistake that entangles the fates of an Italian hotelier and an African busboy. This sets off a cycle of unwitting retribution between three Zambian families (black, white, brown) as they collide and converge over the course of the century, into the present and beyond.” If that doesn’t get your reader’s blood pumping, I don’t know what will. A sprawling, magical, multi-generational saga with echoes of Midnight’s Children and One Hundred Years of Solitude.
—James Crossley, Madison Books, Seattle, WA