Kindred Passage by Gregory Gourlay

Kindred Passage

byGregory Gourlay

Kobo ebook | March 19, 2014

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In the 1960s while visiting central Africa, Ken Mallory uncovers intriguing information surrounding his great-grandfather, Lucas Lindsay, who fought in the Barotseland Civil War of a century earlier. Delving deeper into the puzzle, Ken begins to identify with Lucas, setting to rest agonizing problems from his own recent past. Through the eyes of these two young men, different generations of the same family, Kindred Passage views the native wars of the 1860s, along with Africa's post-colonial era. Although living one hundred years apart, the similar dilemmas the Zambezi River country and its people impose on both men underscore the basically changeless nature of Africa.

Title:Kindred PassageFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Rogue Phoenix PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1624200443

ISBN - 13:9781624200441

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from For seekers of suspense! Ken Mallory and Aaron Pritchard; one searching for redemption and the other a vile force of violent depravity. Fate forces the two men to work together in the wilds of Africa in the late 1960s, but their cooperation quickly becomes strained as Mallory begins to discover Pritchard’s dark heart. By mixing classic elements from Conrad and McCarthy, Gregory Gourlay weaves an intricate tale of suspense set against the exotic backdrop of African tribal politics and the shifting forces that shape the continent. While Mr. Gourlay does an amazing job of building up tension between the two main characters, one of the things that impressed me was the parallel plot that involves Mallory’s great grandfather 100 years prior to the events in the main story. Themes of past sins effecting the present permeate the entire novel as does the defiling of Africa being both figurative and literal. You will keep your teeth tight and your knuckles white until the pulse pounding confrontation that concludes this exciting thriller!
Date published: 2015-04-30