The Mouse Oracle
Perhaps it was karma--or merely coincidence--that the fateful letter from Uncle Hugh arrived a few short days after Summer's twenty-first birthday. At the lavish party thrown in the honor of this child of wealth and privilege, Madame Kappa and her oracular mice predicted Summer's future--a future of dire consequences if she were to remain in San Francisco.
Deciding to seek her destiny elsewhere, Summer joins her beloved Uncle Hugh, her father's dashing younger brother, halfway around the world in Turkey. Together they plan to raise funds for the Russian refugees of the Bolshevik Revolution. Yet, Summer's father's influence reaches across continents and oceans.
Lyrically told and brimming with superstition, taboo, life, love, loss, and truth, The Mouse Oracle, by Nikki Elst, weaves a tale of the destructive power of a father's pride. The author's narrative structure is as captivating as her experiences. Readers will not easily forget this remarkable story as they travel from old-moneyed San Francisco to the exotic streets of Constantinople.