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The African Safari Papers is an intense and outrageous portrait of a family so troubled that their vacation is, in a word, torture. Richard Clark, the narrator of this sharp and sometimes madcap novel is nineteen--a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, sex-crazed young man in Africa on a safari with his parents. Obviously, this is a mistake.

As Richard smolders with resentment, he documents the trip in a series of journal entries that are funny, sad, and piercingly insightful. Juxtaposed with the hostile environment, the tense situation becomes explosive: with raw energy and acuity, somewhere between Hunter S. Thompson and David Sedaris, we see Mom going insane, Dad drinking compulsively, and Richard busy getting high on smuggled drugs. Anything can happen, and it does, in this family travelogue for the twenty-?rst century.

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"The African Safari Papers is an intense and outrageous portrait of a family so troubled that their family trNP is, in a word, torture. Richard Clark, the narrator of this sharp and funny novel, is nineteen years old, a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, sex-crazed young man who is off to Africa on a safari with his parents. Obviously, this is a mistake of considerable magnitude. Juxtaposed with the hostile environment, the already tense situation becomes explosive: Mom is going insane, Dad drinks and ticks off animal sightings on his checklist, and Richard is busy getting high on the drugs he has smuggled in his mother's suitcase. Anything can happen, and it does, in this "Catcher in the Rye for the twenty-first century.

About the Author

Robert Sedlack is a writer and documentary filmmaker involved in a number of ongoing projects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585673001
Author:
Sedlack, Robert
Publisher:
Overlook Press
Location:
Woodstock, NY
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Canadians
Subject:
Diary fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
FY00-01
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
309
Dimensions:
8.04x5.54x.90 in. .69 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , "The African Safari Papers is an intense and outrageous portrait of a family so troubled that their family trNP is, in a word, torture. Richard Clark, the narrator of this sharp and funny novel, is nineteen years old, a drug-addicted, foul-mouthed, sex-crazed young man who is off to Africa on a safari with his parents. Obviously, this is a mistake of considerable magnitude. Juxtaposed with the hostile environment, the already tense situation becomes explosive: Mom is going insane, Dad drinks and ticks off animal sightings on his checklist, and Richard is busy getting high on the drugs he has smuggled in his mother's suitcase. Anything can happen, and it does, in this "Catcher in the Rye for the twenty-first century.
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