Brazzaville Beach

Brazzaville Beach

A Novel

Book - 1990
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In the heart of a civil war-torn African nation, primate researcher Hope Clearwater made a shocking discovery about apes and man . . .

Young, alone, and far from her family in Britain, Hope Clearwater contemplates the extraordinary events that left her washed up like driftwood on Brazzaville Beach. It is here, on the distant, lonely outskirts of Africa, where she must come to terms with the perplexing and troubling circumstances of her recent past. For Hope is a survivor of the devastating cruelities of apes and humans alike. And to move forward, she must first grasp some hard and elusive truths: about marriage and madness, about the greed and savagery of charlatan science . . . and about what compels seemingly benign creatures to kill for pleasure alone.

Baker & Taylor
Hope Clearwater, an ecologist and wife of a mathematician, looks back on the events that led her to leave England and her husband

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, 1990.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780688103637
Branch Call Number: BOY
Characteristics: 316 p. ; 25 cm.


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PoMoLibrary Jul 30, 2015

From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Bill: Great story. A little mystery, a little science and a lot of allegory (??). Really enjoyed it.

Jun 14, 2012

This is a good book telling the story of a woman who mathematician husband is losing his mind. The woman is observing chimpanzies in Africa who start to display aggressive behaviour.


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