After surviving a desperate childhood of lawlessness and violence, Alfred Olyontombo makes his way to a refugee camp while Rwanda’s genocide rages behind him. His knowledge of local languages catches the attention of an idealistic young doctor who opens the door to a whole new life for Alfred. Seizing the chance, he moves forward, embracing the American dream and becoming a respected physician married to a successful lawyer in Colorado. However, his new life comes to a screeching halt when the transgressions of his youth come back to haunt him.
With his future hanging in the balance, Alfred is forced to face the misdeeds—and the nemesis—he’d hoped time had buried forever. But is it too late for the truth to matter? And which version of the truth can save him?
Daniel Beamish, tempted into politics by his interests in social issues and public service, was elected three times to municipal council in Ottawa, Canada. During this time, he wrote a weekly information and opinion column in the community newspaper. Leaving politics to pursue creative endeavors, he spent another decade working as a professional model and part-time actor. When not writing, Beamish currently spends his time enjoying the achievements of his family and volunteering locally in Ottawa where he continues to live. Truth, by Omission is his first novel.
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.