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Leaving before the rains come, Alexandra Fuller

The author of Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight traces her post-divorce confrontation of an upbringing in Africa that was overshadowed by the Rhodesian wars, her complicated parents and her courtship with her ex-husband. --Publisher's description
Table Of Contents
And away we fly -- Madness in prescribed doses -- Decisions by Dionysus -- Mr. adventure's immunity -- Marital advice from a mildly stoned cook -- Marriage vows in the time of malaria -- Continental drift -- Marriage advice from the end of the world -- Signal flags -- The midday sun -- Last call on the African queen -- This grand inheritance -- Marriage in the time of cholera -- Babies in the time of yellow fever -- Mad beans, time, and ghosts -- The river runner and the rat race -- Fortune teller fish -- Falling -- Broken -- Cry for a whole people
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
258 pages, 25 cm.

Library Locations

  • Georgetown Peabody Library

    2 Maple Street, Georgetown, MA, 01833, US