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Leaving Before the Rains Come

Alexandra Fuller


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PUBLISHED: 29th January 2016
ISBN: 9781784700591
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The sequel to the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs TonightBorn in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing - both coloured with tragedy and joy - against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars.
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  • Paperback
    $22.75
PUBLISHED: 29th January 2016
ISBN: 9781784700591
ANNOTATION:
The sequel to the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs TonightBorn in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing - both coloured with tragedy and joy - against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars.

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The sequel to the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs TonightBorn in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing - both coloured with tragedy and joy - against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars.

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The sequel to the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight

Born in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing - both coloured with tragedy and joy - against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars. Following her marriage to American Charlie Ross, she leaves Africa for Wyoming in the United States. This sequel to the bestselling Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight vividly captures the highs, lows and ultimate dissolution of Fuller's twenty-year marriage and her unbreakable tie to her African past as she searches for explanations for the present and answers for the future.

Interlaced with stories from her childhood in Africa, Fuller paints a brilliant picture of an expatriate's love for her homeland, a daughter's acceptance of her father and the moving journey of her marriage and divorce. Poignant, candid and wistfully humorous, Leaving Before the Rains Come will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen out of love - with a person, idea or a place - and into self-acceptance and the belief that only we can save ourselves.

'Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read' Observer

Author Biography

Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to a farm in southern Africa. She lived in Africa until her mid-twenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming. She has three children.

Review

"Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read" Observer "[An] honest, powerful and moving memoir" -- Kate Figes Mail on Sunday "[An] urgent, eloquently fearless book" Guardian "[A] bold, brave memoir of [Fuller's] emancipation from the past" The Times "Fuller doesn't write misery memoirs. She writes warm, humorous and honest memoirs, and Leaving Before the Rains Come is another must-read" Sunday Express

Product Details

Author
Alexandra Fuller
Year
2016
ISBN-10
1784700592
ISBN-13
9781784700591
Media
Book
Pages
272
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Publication Date
2016-01-29
Format
Paperback
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