K.M. Harrell is the eldest of five siblings. Four girls and himself. They were and are a close-knit southern family. He spent his time playing with, protecting and sometimes totally harassing his charge of sisters. Trust me they have grown much much taller than he is now and have gotten him back (Just kidding! He is totally still the man!) Sorry. Anyway. He has written most of his life and even had a few things published in small magazines. This is his first novel.
Nyira, a seven-year-old healer, watched slave hunters burn her village and murder her father.
Hiding in the jungle, she befriends a young gorilla, named Gord. The slave hunters capture Gord, forcing Nyira to give up her freedom to save his life. She is transported by slave ship to Haiti.