Oakland Ross is releasing Swimming with Horses and will be celebrating its publication with a Toronto Lit Up book launch! Join Dundurn Press and the Toronto International Festival of Authors for this exciting event.
An unlikely friendship between a Canadian teenager and a South African girl sparks a journey to untangle an unsolved murder.
Eighteen-year-old Hilary Anson’s startling good looks and wanton ways scandalize the denizens of sleepy Kelso County, but young Sam Mitchell is instantly enthralled by his new friend. Over one sun-soaked summer, Hilary vastly improves Sam’s equestrian skills, while dropping inscrutable details about her past in apartheid-era South Africa. Mysteries mount until Hilary vanishes, leaving at least one unsolved murder in her wake.
Many years and two failed marriages later, Sam sets out for South Africa, determined to crack the enigma of Hilary Anson. In doing so, he finds himself confronting a shocking secret of his own.
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Oakland Ross has written two previous novels, a travel memoir, and a short story collection. He lives in Toronto.