Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
536 Granite Ave
Richmond, VA 23226
I hope you can come to my HOLE IN THE BONE book signing at Book People on Saturday. Besides talking about what's under the covers, there will be slides of Xinjiang, spicy lamb skewers, and fruit and melons.
The story is interwoven with Xinjiang history, Chinese mythology, and archaeology. Years ago I became interested in the discovery of desiccated human remains found in the Taklamakan Desert, often referred to as mummies. The problem is that Xinjiang underwent much change while I was writing The Hole in the Bone. Once one of the most difficult lands to travel with harsh conditions and deadly storms in the desert, today modern airports, trains, and highways, coupled with the building of hotels and restauraunts, have changed all that.
Parts of the story take place in today’s Qiemo, or Cherchen. In the fantasy world of Hole in the Bone it is called Shamadù.