The Prancing Jacana

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Caroline Parker, a best-selling author, has published a novel set in Senegal, an Islamic country. Problem is, her character, Detective Salif Bampoky, is gay, in a country where homosexuality is an abomination. Caroline accepts an invitation to be interviewed at the university in Dakar, dragging along her xenophobic husband. What could go wrong? And why are the government and a hacker involved? More
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About Steven Jon Halasz

Steven Jon Halasz was born in 1948, grew up in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and attended Mayfield High School, Hiram College, and Case Western Reserve University Law School. He has worked as an attorney and a computer software developer and has made various attempts at writing both fiction and non-fiction off and on since the age of sixteen. He has a delightful sister, a brilliant son, a lovely daughter-in-law and two precocious grandchildren. He currently lives in Portugal with his darling wife Elena.

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Paul Samael reviewed on Nov. 10, 2018

The Prancing Jacana is (for me at any rate) what Graham Greene liked to call “an entertainment”: it doesn’t take itself too seriously, its thriller-style plot ticks along at a nice pace, but it’s also written with a literary sensibility and manages to deal with some serious issues along the way. The blurb provides a good description of what to expect, but for a longer review, see:
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