In the Hands of Anubis

By (author): Ann Eriksson
ISBN 9781897142356
Softcover | Publication Date: January 19, 2009
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
224 Pages

About the Book

Trevor Wallace, a tractor salesman with a lost childhood and a stalled relationship, is en route to Africa on business. In the Frankfurt airport he stumbles over the bag of Constance Ebenezer, a gregarious old lady who is travelling the world with extraordinary contraband in her luggage. Marooned briefly in Cairo together, these two unlikely companions embark on an emotional journey that turns Trevor’s predictable and well-ordered world upside down.

Replete with coyotes, dog-headed gods and broken tractors, In the Hands of Anubis is a wonderfully playful exploration of human relationships and the unexpected guides we meet in life.

About the Author(s)

Novelist and biologist Ann Eriksson combines her background in ecology with her life experiences to create works of fiction populated with rich characters and grounded in nature. She is the author of the novels In the Hands of Anubis (2009), Decomposing Maggie (2003) and Falling from Grace (2010), which received the Independent Publisher Book Awards Silver Medal for Western Canadian Fiction. Ann was born in Saskatchewan and grew up in the Canadian Prairie provinces, eventually migrating to the West Coast in the late seventies.


“The book is a page-turner from the get-go. Eriksson is particularly gifted at writing about the natural world and farm life in rural Alberta.” —Globe and Mail

“Characters are compelling, realistically drawn, and three-dimensional. Vibrant.” —Quill & Quire

“An engaging novel about love and loss.” —National Post

“Compelling.” —Alberta Views

“Eriksson weaves her story with a natural simplicity. In the Hands of Anubis is touching and poignant.” —St. Albert Gazette

In the Hands of Anubis is a lovely little book. It seems at times to touch on all the humour, the sadness, the joy of the human spirit.” —January Magazine

In the Hands of Anubis is a moving story about what can happen when we are prepared to take risks and open ourselves up to embracing life’s possibilities.” —Prairie Fire Review of Books

“A lovely and loving exploration of hope and human connection.” —Times Colonist