“Dion Graham’s powerful narration of this beautifully written story…Graham’s voice and tone evoke pathos as he portrays Alfred, whose fate is in limbo. Graham’s storytelling is suspenseful…[and] his evocative performance and fine vocal characterizations make listeners reflect on the 1994 Rwandan genocide.” —AudioFile
The first casualty is truth.
A heart-wrenching saga set on three continents, over four decades, Truth, by Omission seamlessly intertwines factual events of recent times in Africa with a compelling set of contemporary fictional circumstances.
After surviving a desperate childhood of lawlessness and violence, Alfred Olyontombo makes his way to a refugee camp while Rwanda’s genocide rages behind him. His knowledge of local languages catches the attention of an idealistic young doctor who opens the door to a whole new life for Alfred. Seizing the chance, he moves forward, embracing the American dream and becoming a respected physician married to a successful lawyer in Colorado. However, his new life comes to a screeching halt when the transgressions of his youth come back to haunt him.
With his future hanging in the balance, Alfred is forced to face the misdeeds—and the nemesis—which he had hoped that time had buried forever. But is it too late for the truth to matter? And which version of the truth can save him?