Left Bank Books presents author and activist Corban Addison, who will sign and discuss his novel, The Garden of Burning Sand (Quercus, May 2014), on Thursday, May 15, 7pm at Left Bank Books in the Central West End (399 N. Euclid).
In The Garden of Burning Sand, Corban Addison creates a powerful and poignant novel that takes the reader from the red light areas of Lusaka, Zambia, to the gilded chambers of the Washington, D.C. elite, to the splendor of Victoria Falls and Cape Town. When a young girl with Down syndrome is sexually assaulted in a Lusaka slum, accomplished young human rights attorney Zoe Fleming joins Zambian police offer Joseph Kabuta in investigating the rape. Piecing together clues from the victim’s past, they discover an unsettling connection between the girl and a powerful Zambia family who will stop at nothing to bury the truth.
New York Times bestselling author John Hart claimed, “If you like stories of good people struggling to do right in the world’s forgotten places, there is no one better suited than Corban Addison to take you on the ride of your life.” Of The Garden of Burning Sand, Andrea Brooks of Library Journal says, “A sense of urgency will keep readers engrossed, and, despite the tragedy depicted, they will also find comforting themes connected to love and family…[R]eaders who enjoy socially conscious fiction will want this.”
Corban Addison is the author of the international bestselling novel A Walk Across the Sun, which addresses international human rights issues within the framework of deeply researched and compelling human stories. An attorney, activist, and world traveler, his is a supporter of numerous humanitarian causes, including the abolition of modern slavery, gender-based violence, and HIV/AIDS. Hie lives with his wife and children in Virginia.