The Dawning: 31,000 BC. Winner Literary Titan: 2023 Gold Medal
Southwestern France, 31,000 BC:
Ejil and Lada, son and daughter of a Cro-Magnon tribe—on the verge of adulthood—have begun to explore their maturing feelings. They encounter a clan of Neanderthal hunters and they and their Ice Age world are torn apart.
The Dawning tells an age-old—all too familiar—story of deadly struggle and a heart-rending tale of young love—its aspirations, pain, disappointments and triumph.
The Neanderthals, a pale skinned people occupied Ice Age Europe for three hundred thousand years. Dark-skinned Cro-Magnons, our direct ancestors, appeared forty-five thousand years ago. Five thousand years later, the Neanderthals had disappeared. What happened when our two ancestral peoples came face to face on the ice bound plains of prehistory?
Follow the gripping tale of two young lovers and the sweeping narrative of ancient cultures in conflict set against the fabulous painted caves of Southwestern France. The Dawning will transport you 33,000 years into our deep past. The Dawning will present you with the evocative, richly detailed, all too human saga, of our earliest ancestors.
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