Rules of the Wild

Rules of the Wild

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
After the death of her father, a noted Italian poet, Esmeralda flees the rigidity of European society to seek a new life in a white expatriate community of East Africa, where she finds herself torn between two very different men. A first novel. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
Rules of the Wild transports us to a landscape of unsurpassed beauty even as it gives us a sharp-eyed portrait of a closely knit tribe of cultural outsiders: the expatriates living in Kenya today. Challenged by race, by class, and by a longing for home, here are "safari boys" and samaritans, reporters bent on their own fame, travelers who care deeply about elephants but not at all about the people of Africa.
At the center is Esme, a beautiful young woman of dazzling ironies and introspections, who tells us her story in a voice both passionate and self-deprecating. Against a paradoxical backdrop of limitless physical freedom and escalating civil unrest, Esme struggles to make sense of her own place in Africa and of her feelings for the two men there whom she loves - Adam, a second-generation Kenyan who is the first to show her the wonders of her adopted land, and Hunter, a British journalist sickened by its horrors.

Baker
& Taylor

After the death of her father, a noted Italian poet, Esmeralda flees the rigidity of European society to seek a new life in a white expatriate community of East Africa, where she finds herself torn between two very different men

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375403583
0375403582
Characteristics: 293 p. ; 25 cm

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