The Sound Of The String is a 2012 Pinnacle Award winner for Best Adventure Novel from the National Association for Book Entrepreneurs.
The Sound Of The String, American, Gordon Bradford, makes a journey alone to a
remote bush camp to pursue his dream of finding game and discovering the
African bush on its simplest terms. He spends hours alone and discovers
ethereal connections to the animals, survives life threatening dangers, meets
unlikely hero's, falls in love, and is drawn into the sabotage and subterfuge
common to life in an unpredictable country. Employing a profound use of
anthropomorphism the author tells the touching story of the last days of an old
Cape buffalo, Dagga Boy, as he travels the bushveld with only his young
guardian, Askari. As they navigate the bushveld dangers to find water and stay
alive Dagga Boy passes his full life's
lessons to the young bull to prepare Askari to lead their herd after the old
bull dies. The novel's characters and parallel plots pull the reader into the
African bushveld with rich, descriptive text and dialogue, and leave them
immersed. As lies are exposed, lives are left in tatters in this evocative tale
that ends unpredictably. Then the author offers his readers a free on line afterword
to complete the story, the drama, and the adventure, or was it to set the stage
for a sequel? We will have to see.
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Published February 16, 2012
by Starving Stick Publishing.
Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction.