Named to Kirkus Review’s Best Books
A Best Indie Debut Novel of 2018
Finalist in the 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Winner of the 2016 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize
A NOVEL BY CURT ERIKSEN
ABOUT THE NOVEL
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In 2015 Curt Eriksen took his three kids to Tanzania with the idea of writing a piece of non-fiction based upon this once-in-a-lifetime family trip. Instead he produced a story that won the 2016 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize.
- The word Serengeti means ‘endless plains’
- During the dry season the wildlife is drawn to the campsite at night by the scent of the water used for cooking and cleaning.
- Although phylogenetically closer to felines, hyenas are behaviorally and morphologically more similar to canines.
- Hyenas will eat anything, including stinky socks and shoes.
- Despite their respective reputations, lions are more likely to scavenge from hyenas than the other way around.
- And unlike lions, which usually kill their prey before eating them, hyenas devour the animals they hunt while still alive.