The story begins with a bang. A pair of twins, walking down a mountain to their village school, encounter in the morning mist a vision of a huge, disembodied goat’s head. The vision fades, and seconds later the ground in front of them trembles and slides away. Was the goat a malevolent presence, or did it save them from injury or worse? Already, the book is a grabber.
Poet and journalist Mel Cooke reports on the readings portion of the speculative fiction symposium recently held at the Mona, Jamaica campus of the University of the West Indies: