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Brazzaville Beach - William Boyd
Brazzaville Beach
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Praised as "brilliant" and "stunningly magical" by the Washington Post Book World, Boyd's award-winning novel is a brutal exploration of the sexual politics of humans and chimpanzees, set in present-day Africa. A survivor of the wars between apes and men, primate researcher Hope Clearwater... show more
Praised as "brilliant" and "stunningly magical" by the Washington Post Book World, Boyd's award-winning novel is a brutal exploration of the sexual politics of humans and chimpanzees, set in present-day Africa. A survivor of the wars between apes and men, primate researcher Hope Clearwater contemplates the events that led to the discovery that even seemingly benign creatures can kill for the sheer pleasure of it.
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780380780495 (0380780496)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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travelin
travelin rated it
3.0 Brazzaville Beach
Here's where I'll probably stop, page 244.Finding this book was a marvelous and strange coincidence. It was one of two or three English books from a lonely, hodgepodge street seller at a quite remote metro stop in Sofia, Bulgaria. It's lucky and strange that I found this fictional reminder that alle...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
3.0 Brazzaville Plage (Points, R604)
A good, solid 3 1/2 stars. I especially enjoyed the structure of the narrative. 2 parts in the past, one part in the present. All intertwined, all connected. Hope, stands tall and strong throughout the novel. She knows she is adrift personally and professionally and doesn't try to lie to herself abo...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Hope Clearwater reflects on her life, while she studies wild chimpanzees in Africa. Award-winning novel read by Fiona Shaw.
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