Cavanila's Choices

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In 2000, following a research and academic career in the biomedical sciences, Jesse Sisken visited the Minoan archeological sites at Knossos and Phaestos on the Greek island of Crete. He became fascinated with that culture's achievements in art and architecture and how the eruption of the Theran volcano signaled the end of its thriving civilization. He has since devoted himself to formal and informal studies of ancient Greek art, history and archaeology and returns to the Aegean islands nearly every year, learning more about the region's physical and cultural history with each visit. His novel, Cavanila's Choices, is the first of a series to be set in those islands. And as his attraction to the Aegean Islands grew, he became a serious photographer of their beauty. His photographs have been exhibited in numerous venues.
He enjoys the outdoors, skis in the winter and has flown small airplanes and gliders for many years. He lives with his wife in Lexington, Kentucky.

Cavanila's Choices

A Novel of the Minoan Cataclysm

Authored by Jesse Sisken

"An intriguing debut in a well-drawn ancient setting..."-Kirkus Reviews".
"I heard people screaming Father, I had to go to them." Cavanila’s words echoed amidst the ruins of the 17th century B. C. E. earthquake on what is now the Greek island of Santorini (Thera). But what that 20-year old Minoan priestess would soon learn is that far more disastrous events were about to threaten her entire civilization, one of the most powerful and advanced in the ancient world. And what she could not have foreseen was how her commitment to her people’s survival would challenge her inner strengths and force her to struggle through a series of increasingly more daring and portentous decisions the outcome of which would put her self-respect and well-being at risk, and change her life forever.

Publication Date:
0615940277 / 9780615940274
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Historical / General

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