Mirrored in the Caves


a novel by Barbara D. Janusz

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254 Pages
May 01, 2012

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When Elizabeth Thiessen embarks on an expedition to study the cave murals of Baja California, Mexico, she is catapulted onto a mythical, existential journey into the unknown. Within days of landing in the Baja, Elizabeth discovers that her daughter, Patricia—posted in Afghanistan with the Canadian armed forces—is taken hostage by the Taliban. Elizabeth struggles with her decision to remain on assignment, her extreme anxiety over her daughter’s kidnapping, and the recollections it prompts of her conflicted relationship with her father, a Holocaust survivor.

Mirrored in the Caves

Barbara D. Janusz is a mother, an environmentalist, a lawyer, poet and an educator. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, she has also lived on the west coast of British Columbia, in Calgary, in Paris, France, and in La Paz, bcs, Mexico. A contributing writer for EnviroLine: The Business Publication for the Environmental Industry, she has published poetry, short stories, editorials, and essays in various other magazines, literary journals, newspapers and anthologies across Canada. Barbara Janusz lives in Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, with her partner, Garry, and son, Olek. Mirrored in the Caves is her debut novel.


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