About the Book
About the Author
Seventeen year old Dara arrives at the opposite end to his freethinking universe—the dusty
village of Carnarvon, in South Africa's Northern Cape Province—a town
with more churches than ATMs.
mother, an astrophysicist on contract to build the $2.5-Billion SKA
radio telescope array, the biggest scientific instrument in history, now
calls this home.
But Carnarvon is a town that time forgot, a place where the long shadow of bigotry & apartheid still lurks.
is no place for a boy who inherited the dark skin of his father’s
Indian heritage to begin singing the praises of science—especially not
when the local preacher has whipped resistance to the “Devil machine” to
fever pitch, claiming as he does that it aims to prove Genesis wrong.
No, sir. Dara finds enemies much more quickly.
But he find friends too, friends in most unlikely places...
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