Exp Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

Exp Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

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Nicola Fuller, die Mutter der Autorin wurde auf der schottischen Insel Skye geboren und wuchs in Kenia auf. Wunderbar unbefangen erzählt sie, wie es Nicola und Tim in ihren Flitterwochen erschien, als wenn ihnen Afrika in seinem äquatorialen Licht zu Füssen läge. Doch eine schnelle Folge von Missgeschicken und Tragödien schickt die beiden auf eine Flucht quer durch Afrika - um am Ende des Tages unter dem Baum des Vergessens davon zu erzählen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 24mm | 140.61g
  • United States
  • English
  • w. photos, 1 map
  • 0143121863
  • 9780143121862
  • 313,069

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" Electrifying...Writing in shimmering, musical prose... Ms. Fuller manages the difficult feat of writing about her mother and father with love and understanding, while at the same time conveying the terrible human costs of the colonialism they supported... Although Ms. Fuller would move to America with her husband in 1994, her own love for Africa reverberates throughout these pages, making the beauty and hazards of that land searingly real for the reader." - Michiko Kakutani, THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Ten years after publishing Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood , Alexandra (Bobo) Fuller treats us in this wonderful book to the inside scoop on her glamorous, tragic, indomitable mother... Bobo skillfully weaves together the story of her romantic, doomed family against the background of her mother's remembered childhood." - THE WASHINGTON POST

"Another stunner... The writer's finesse at handling the element of time is brilliant , as she interweaves near-present-day incidents with stories set in the past. Both are equally vivid... With "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness" Alexandra Fuller, master memoirist, brings her readers new pleasure. Her mum should be pleased."
- CLEVELAND PLAIN-DEALER

"Fuller's narrative is a love story to Africa and her family . She plumbs her family story with humor, memory, old photographs and a no-nonsense attitude toward family foibles, follies and tragedy. The reader is rewarded with an intimate family story played out against an extraordinary landscape, told with remarkable grace and style." - MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE

"[Fuller] conveys the magnetic pull that Africa could exert on the colonials who had a taste for it, the powerful feeling of attachment. She does not really explain that feeling-she is a writer who shows rather than tells-but through incident and anecdote she makes its effects clear, and its costs." - THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"[A]n artistic and emotional feat." - THE BOSTON GLOBE

"An eccentric, quixotic and downright dangerous tale with full room for humor, love and more than a few highballs." - HUFFINGTON POST
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About Alexandra Fuller

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 midtwenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming. She has three children.
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Review quote

“Electrifying…Writing in shimmering, musical prose… Ms. Fuller manages the difficult feat of writing about her mother and father with love and understanding, while at the same time conveying the terrible human costs of the colonialism they supported… Although Ms. Fuller would move to America with her husband in 1994, her own love for Africa reverberates throughout these pages, making the beauty and hazards of that land searingly real for the reader.” — Michiko Kakutani, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Ten years after publishing Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood, Alexandra (Bobo) Fuller treats us in this wonderful book to the inside scoop on her glamorous, tragic, indomitable mother…Bobo skillfully weaves together the story of her romantic, doomed family against the background of her mother’s remembered childhood.” — THE WASHINGTON POST

“Another stunner… The writer's finesse at handling the element of time is brilliant, as she interweaves near-present-day incidents with stories set in the past. Both are equally vivid… With "Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness" Alexandra Fuller, master memoirist, brings her readers new pleasure. Her mum should be pleased.” 
— CLEVELAND PLAIN-DEALER

“Fuller's narrative is a love story to Africa and her family. She plumbs her family story with humor, memory, old photographs and a no-nonsense attitude toward family foibles, follies and tragedy. The reader is rewarded with an intimate family story played out against an extraordinary landscape, told with remarkable grace and style.” — MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE

“[Fuller] conveys the magnetic pull that Africa could exert on the colonials who had a taste for it, the powerful feeling of attachment. She does not really explain that feeling—she is a writer who shows rather than tells—but through incident and anecdote she makes its effects clear, and its costs.” — THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

“[A]n artistic and emotional feat.” — THE BOSTON GLOBE

“An eccentric, quixotic and downright dangerous tale with full room for humor, love and more than a few highballs.” — HUFFINGTON POST
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Rating details

9,279 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 25% (2,343)
4 44% (4,054)
3 24% (2,198)
2 6% (533)
1 2% (151)
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