Zoologist Dr Brendan Merlie has wasted his best years in futile pursuit of imaginary creatures. He’s now leading a survey of an ecological hotspot in a forgotten corner of Central Africa. Guided by the enigmatic Salome Boann, a woman strangely at ease in the rainforest, with her own reasons for being there, the team discover a ‘refugium’ of prehistoric plant-life. Among the forest people they hear rumours of animals also, unknown to science. Driven by civil war and their own competing desires, Brendan and his companions enter a shifting world in which they must come to terms with the wildness within as well as the wildness around them. The deeper they travel, the more is revealed, beyond Brendan’s wildest dreams.
Anthony Nanson’s stirring novel takes the reader on an extraordinary journey deep into the prodigious heart of Africa and across evolutionary regions of time.” - Lindsay Clarke
”In Anthony Nanson's Deep Time, modern knowledge itself - ecological, psychological, and with a sense of an earth-history far longer than our own - is the landscape into which this massively ambitious story-telling leads you.” - Philip Gross
Fiction ISBN 978-1-907359-59-0 £18.99 Hawthorn Press
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