The Excavations: A History of the End of the World by James Whyle
05 Apr 2017
The climate has changed, and nothing is impossible. Jack Delfan, certain that humanity is close to the abyss, lives alone in a rusting oil tanker adrift on sea of sand. And then an old friend brings him the child he conceived on his last visit to the sanctum …
The Excavations is a history of events yet to come. It is a biblical comedy, a millennial carnival, a strange dispatch from beyond the rapture.
About the author
James Whyle grew up in the Amatole Mountains of the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. Conscripted into the apartheid army, he was discharged on the grounds of insanity. He did everything in his power to assist the authorities in arriving at this diagnosis. His story, The Story, was chosen by JM Coetzee as winner of the 2011 Pen/Studzinski competition. The Book of War, a novel, won the M-Net Lit Prize for best debut in 2012.
Date of Publication: March 2017