A first-rate thriller from one of Canada's pioneer abstract painters.
A cult leader announces a miracle will take place and she will rise to heaven. A medium prophesies the date, publicity gets to work, and all of America hums with anticipation. On the appointed day, she disappears and scientist Mortimer Hood, there to verify the miracle, must investigate how—and whether—the whole thing is a hoax, or if the priestess has been murdered.
Originally published in 1936, this edition features a new introduction by poet and academic Gregory Betts.
About the author
Bertram Brooker was born in Croydon, England, in 1888. He moved to Manitoba with his family in 1905, where he spent his youth and early adulthood. In 1921 he moved to Toronto, where he became involved in magazine publishing and advertising. He is generally regarded as the first Canadian abstract expressionist. He died in 1955.