marlene lopez

Susan Daitch is the author of the novels Paper Conspiracies, L.C., The Colorist, and a collection of short stories, Storytown. A satiric, post-colonial adventure story of mythic proportions, The Lost Civilization of Suolucidir (City Lights Publishers) takes place against a background of actual events. A series of archeological expeditions unfolds through time, each one looking for the ruins of a fabled underground city-state that once flourished in a remote province near the border of present-day Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Sealed off for centuries by seismic activity, Suolucidir beckons with the promise of plunder and the glory of discovery, fantasies as varied as the imaginations of her aspiring modern-day conquerors.