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Rules of the Wild: A Novel of Africa

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In this mesmerizing novel, Francesca Marciano evokes the startlingly exotic world of contemporary expatriates living in Nairobi. Relief workers befriend wildlife researchers, artists exchange their intimate secrets with documentary filmmakers. They meet at dinner parties, they make love, they argue about the best way to negotiate their existence in a land they can never hope to claim.<P>At the center of it all is the young and beautiful Esme, a free spirit in search of love and a place to call home. She thinks she has found what she is looking for in Adam, a safari leader with an almost holy appreciation of the terrain. Then she meets Hunter, a spitfire journalist outraged by the poverty and violence in which most Africans live.<P>Combining the romanticism of Isak Dinesen with language reminiscent of Ernest Hemingway, Marciano juxtaposes the magnificent beauty of the Kenyan landscape with the human capacity for carelessness and brutality. Erotic, sensual, lush with detail and insight, Rules of the Wild evokes a land that demands catharsis and a heroine suddenly, achingly, alive.

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Francesca Marciano is a documentary filmmaker who divides her time between Rome and Kenya. This is her first novel.

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Sarajean, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by Sarajean)
I loved this book and I hope that author Francesca Marciano continues to write. This book is such a beautiful meditation on where we belong and the rules of such a place. I completely understand and can relate with the characters love/hate relationship with Kenya. I think it happens to anyone who has sought out to find that special place in the world in which to live. A gorgeous novel and an author to watch.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375703430
Author:
Marciano, Francesca
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Whites
Subject:
Expatriation
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
135
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.69 in. .52 lbs.

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