Richard Warren FieldRichard Warren Field - Writer/Musician

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The GHOSTS OF BAGHDAD

A Novel

“He’s been a bit crazy since he lost his entire family to the pestilence.” Gasparo Mercante de Est hears his friends comments as he digs through the desert turf at Mustansiriya College in Baghdad. The turf still churns up bits of bone, remnants from the Mongol slaughter at the city nearly a hundred years before. The truth is the death of his family from what history now calls “the Black Plague” has taken away the motivating force in his life as a prosperous trader. Gasparo’s quest to a withered, once-glorious, now-humiliated city is his attempt to rediscover a family tradition, a spiritual tradition that may have been more legend than fact. He unearths–literally unearths–secrets that threaten his life but nourish his soul. The results of Gasparo’s quest reach all the way forward into the 21st Century to touch an American soldier and an antiquities expert grappling with the events of post-war Iraq. Issues from the past, unresolved, perhaps unresolvable, spillover into the present. Will Gasparo’s findings, testaments from the Ghosts of Baghdad, be controversial even in the world after the year 2000?

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