1st Harper Perennial ed.
I live on Brazzaville Beach. Brazzaville Beach on the edge of Africa. So Hope Clearwater declares at the beginning of William Boyd's audacious and fascinating new novel. What is she doing there, a young woman, alone, far from her family in England? What shocking and extraordinary events have propelled her there?
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|Grouping Title||brazzaville beach|
|Grouping Author||boyd william|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-05 12:08:31PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-06-05 12:09:21PM|
|author||Boyd, William, 1952-|
|available_at_garfield||GCP Rifle Branch|
|detailed_location_garfield||GCP Rifle Fiction|
|display_description||Hope Clearwater lives alone in a beach house in an unnamed African country, trying to patch together her shattered life. An ecologist, she had come to Africa to participate in primate research and to heal the deep wounds of her marriage to a brilliant English mathematician; but she soon found herself plunged into another crisis, one that threatened not only her career but also her life. In a book packed with scientific and mathematical metaphors, Boyd explores how people create, defend, ignore, or subvert the belief systems that govern their lives. If on one level this is an intellectual thriller, on another it is very much an exciting and riveting adventure story, and on yet another a subtle examination of the power grid of personal relationships.|
|local_callnumber_garfield||FIC BOY BRA|
|owning_library_garfield||Garfield County Library|
|owning_location_garfield||GCP Rifle Branch|
|subject_facet||Action and adventure fiction|
African fiction (English)
Human behavior -- Fiction
Primates -- Behavior -- Fiction
Primates -- Research -- Africa -- Fiction
Women ecologists -- Fiction
|title_full||Brazzaville Beach / William Boyd|
|topic_facet||African fiction (English)|