Chigozie Obioma combines classic African storytelling with contemporary fiction in this haunting fable suffused with supernatural power.
In a small Nigerian town in the mid-1990s, four brothers take advantage of their strict father's absence to go fishing in a forbidden river. They encounter a dangerous local madman, whose mystic prophecy of violence threatens the very core of their close-knit family. He predicts that one of the brothers will kill another. This evil prophecy of violence unleashes a tragic chain of events.