Sometimes I have absolutely no idea where to start. Should I try and tie the book to Ukraine somehow? See if I can find a connection to the Soviet Union or the post-Communist era? Maybe there is something to be said about Ukrainian/Russian/Soviet university dorms? Or maybe I should talk about fear and psychological horror? Let’s go with that.
The Libyan desert is one of the hottest and driest places on earth. Life there is a constant battle for survival.
1924. Harry Houdini exposes the spirit medium, Mina ‘Margery’ Crandon, as a fraud.
1923. The African-American town of Rosewood is destroyed by a white mob.
1914. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir-presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne is assassinated by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip.
1902. The beginning of the Edwardian era (1901-1910), a leisurely time in British History when the British Empire was still a thing.