The ancient group x0 hides in the shadows until a young Nigerian beauty forces them to emerge. Thinking that her telepathic abilities are perfectly normal, this Igbo woman draws upon her powers to seek an ally to rescue her captive sister. Unfortunately, the telepath she finds is cranky Texan lady who doesn't believe in nonsense and who insists that the disturbing phenomenon in her own mind isn't there. Realizing that her sister has become a strategic pawn in a dangerous game of international politics, she vows to do anything to get the attention of this uncooperative fellow psychic. As the women struggle with each other, common links begin to forge these two radically different women together in ways that even x0 does not understand. They could intervene, but should they?… (more)
This story is dedicated to my father, who loved and encouraged his two daughters with all his heart. Driving with him across Western Kansas talking about science fiction is my best childhood memory and was my first inspiration to write a novel.
It is also dedicated to my Nigerian coworkers and friends, with thanks for reminding me every day how the ways we are all alike are so much bigger than the ways we are different.
Somadina is a young Nigerian who thinks that her telepathic abilities are perfectly normal. When her sister becomes a captive, the young Igbo woman draws upon her powers to find an ally. Across an ocean, Lola is a Texan geophysicist who doesn't believe in nonsense. But an unexpected lay-off and a near fatal accident have combined to reintroduce into her mind a disturbing phenomenon. Lola disregards it. Medicates it. Analyzes ti. However, the changes taking place inside her will not be ignored.