Three Weeks In December

February 10, 2012|
Three Weeks In December by Audrey Schulman
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"Two Americans have life-altering experiences in Africa a century apart in this environmentalist adventure novel" by the author of Theory of Bastards (Kirkus Reviews).

In 1899, Jeremy, a young engineer, leaves a small town in Maine to oversee the construction of a railroad across British East Africa. In charge of hundreds of Indian laborers, he becomes the reluctant hunter of two lions that are killing his men in nightly attacks. Plagued by fear and alienated by a secret he can tell no one, Jeremy takes increasing solace in the company of his African scout.
In 2000, Max, an American ethnobotanist, travels to Rwanda where she searches for an obscure vine that could become a lifesaving pharmaceutical. Stationed in the mountains, she shadows a family of gorillas--the last of their group to survive the local poachers. But their precarious freedom is threatened as a violent rebel group from the nearby Congo draws close.
Told in alternating perspectives that interweave the two characters and their fates, Audrey Schulman''s novel deftly confronts the struggle between progress and preservation, idiosyncrasy and acceptance.

Audrey Schulman is the author of three previous novels: Swimming With Jonah, The Cage and A House Named Brazil. Her work has been translated into eleven languages. Born in Montreal, Schulman now lives in Massachusetts.
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Title:Three Weeks In December
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:349 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:349 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 1.1 in
Published:February 10, 2012
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609450649

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