The Unpleasantness on Praslin

In 1882, Colonel Charles "Chinese" Gordon, governor of Mauritius and the Seychelles, investigates the island of Praslin, dominated by Luc Hérault, a mysterious, tax-dodging Frenchman rumored to have occult powers. Gordon, a religious man, finds himself a guest of Hérault, who shares a suppressed Biblical text with him. But soon Gordon is offered up as a sacrifice to a massive sea serpent … More

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About Benjamin Chambers

Benjamin Chambers is a professional writer and editor educated at the University of Chicago and Washington University in St. Louis. His creative work has appeared in many publications, including The Iowa Review, ZYZZYVA, Foreign Service Journal, MANOA, and The Mississippi Review. A former fiction editor at The Chicago Review, he was editor and founder of the award-winning online literary journal, The King’s English (www.thekingsenglish.org), which specialized in novellas. His columns on fiction from The New Yorker appeared online in Emdashes (www.emdashes.com).

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