In the vast space of East Africa lives a close-knit tribe of expatriates. They all meet at dinner parties; they share the same doctors and eat at the same restaurants; they sleep with each other and take the same drugs. Set in contemporary Nairobi, Rules of the Wild is at once a sharp-eyed dissection of white society in modern Kenya and the moving story of a young woman, Esme, struggling to make sense of her place in Africa, and her feelings for the two men she loves - Adam, a second generation Kenyan who is the first to show her the beauty of her adopted land, and Hunter, a British journalist sickened by its horrors. Romantic, often very funny and always compulsively readable, Rules of the Wild will be recognised as a classic novel about the white man in Africa, a book to set beside Out of Africa and White MischiefWea#39;ve replaced every possible organ inside the ancient body of my car, but unfortunately our personal experiment ... There is something soothing in watching people transform matter with their hands, as happens every day in every kitchen or repair shop ... I dona#39;t think I spend as much time with anyone else in this town.
|Title||:||Rules Of The Wild|
|Publisher||:||Random House - 2010-04-27|