Linda Sartor takes us behind the headlines. She hopes that her stories will inspire readers to confront fear, to follow their hearts, and to believe that ordinary people can ultimately undermine and reform the harsh imperial and economic systems that are too often accepted as a baseline “reality” when the nations of the world exercise power.
As Michael maneuvers through his working-class neighborhood delivering groceries, he enters the homes and lives of his customers. He’s confronted by the school yard and street corner violence of local thugs. With the 1967 Arab Israeli War fresh in public memory, he passes for Greek or Italian and never summons the courage to explain, exactly, who he is or where his parents came from. Michael struggles to figure out who this dutiful son of an immigrant family is becoming in a rapidly emerging modern world, epitomized by the big, brash, obnoxious city on the other side of the East River.
Congo Prophet is an incredible story that’s been waiting patiently to be told, and Hunter’s done everything right to become the writer to tell it. His personal experience in the Congo, as well as his clear understanding of its troubled history, have made him the right author at the right time. Congo Prophet is an exciting, inspiring, provocative novel – his best work yet.
—Charles Wilcoxen, author of Nicolini’s Song