Patrick Nevins will sign copies of his debut historical novel “Man In a Cage” fom 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Viewpoint Books, 548 Washington St. in downtown Columbus.
Nevins is an associate professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus. Malarkey Books is the independent publisher.
“Man in a Cage” dramatizes the true story of American naturalist Richard Garner’s journey to West Africa in 1892. Garner makes his home in a cage deep in an African forest to learn the language of chimpanzees. Populated by bureaucrats, hunters, missionaries, and the indigenouspeoples whose lands and lives they have intruded upon, “Man in a Cage” evokes life on the ground during the scramble for Africa.
The work is available as a trade paperback and ebook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshop, IndieBound, and Malarkey Books.