“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?
“A riveting saga spanning continents with an important message for our troubled times.” —Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire
“A powerful novel about the fragility of life…Beamish tells an extraordinary and important story about a period most readers know nothing about. The twists will shock you, and you’ll need to read this stunning novel with tissues in hand.” —Jennifer S. Brown, author of Modern Girls
Daniel Beamish, tempted into politics by his interests in social issues and public service, was elected three times to municipal council in Ottawa, Canada. During this time, he wrote a weekly information and opinion column in the community newspaper. Leaving politics to pursue creative endeavors, he spent another decade working as a professional model and part-time actor. When not writing, Beamish currently spends his time enjoying the achievements of his family and volunteering locally in Ottawa where he continues to live. Truth, by Omission is his first novel.