Tuesday, July 04, 2006

I want to read this book!

"The Looming Fog" by Rosemary Esehagu

# Paperback: 288 pages

# Publisher: Oge Creations Books (June 15, 2006)

I am so pleased and proud to announce that Rosemary Esehagu, who sometimes comments on this blog, has just had her literary debut! "The Looming Fog" which has been published by Oge Creations Books is now available through Amazon, Rosemary's website and at most brick and mortar book stores.

Here is a quick synopsis: ( I promise to do a longer review after I read it which will probably be a couple of weeks from now)

In an isolated village in Nigeria, an intersexed child is born and is instantly motherless. Abandoned by the father at the age of seven, the nameless child is plagued by the isolation and loneliness created by the lack of a social role in the community. When the child receives the gift of omniscient sight and learns of two young women, Kayinne and Onuwa, who despite poverty, subordination, and tragedies are still driven to influence their world, the child realizes that while lacking a defined role in society is a problem, it is even worse to not have the opportunity to choose the roles that dictate one’s life. With these problems, how can one live? How can one ever be happy? Is happiness still genuine if it is at the condemnation of others?

The Looming Fog explores the uniquely human desire to not just live, but to live well—a desire that is the source of our greatest accomplishments and failures.

Sounds so intriguing and thought-provoking! If I wasn't so busy getting ready for this vacation I would have devoured the book the day I received it from Amazon, stopping only to eat and sleep. I can't wait to read this book!

Found this review at News Blaze


Susan Abraham said...

It's so nice to see your book here, Rosemary. Good on you!

Lotus Reads said...

Suse, I don't know if you remember, but I met Rosemary through your blog, so a big THANK YOU goes out to you from me!

Angela in Europe said...

Sounds fantastic! How cool!

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booklogged said...

Lotus, thank-you for alerting us that Rosemary's book is available from bookstores. I just ordered it from amazon.com.

Lotus Reads said...

Booklogged, thank you! I look forward to chatting with you about it after we've both read it.

paris parfait said...

I must look for this one too! As if I don't have enough books to read already! :) Thanks for the recommendation!