Foreword Reviews

The Anatomist's Tale

Being the Confessions of an Unwilling Pirate, Marooned for a Time upon the Shores of New Madagascar

2020 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, Historical (Adult Fiction)

Born into abject poverty in the British Empire, our narrator aspires to a better life as a ship’s surgeon—until a tyrannical captain provokes a mutiny, forcing him into a life of piracy and eventually to a tropical commune of maroons called New Madagascar. Told through a series of confessions, "The Anatomist's Tale" relates one man’s brush with the heady freedom of outlaws—and the price of returning to 'civilization.'