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The Resource Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller, (sound recording)

Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller, (sound recording)

Label
Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness
Title
Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness
Statement of responsibility
by Alexandra Fuller
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this sequel to Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight, the author returns to Africa and the story of her unforgettable family. In this book she braids a multilayered narrative around the perfectly lit, Happy Valley era Africa of her mother's childhood; the boiled cabbage grimness of her father's English childhood; and the darker, civil war torn Africa of her own childhood. At its heart, this is the story of Fuller's mother, Nicola. Born on the Scottish Isle of Skye and raised in Kenya, Nicola holds dear the kinds of values most likely to get you hurt or killed in Africa: loyalty to blood, passion for land, and a holy belief in the restorative power of all animals. The author interviewed her mother at length and has captured her inimitable voice with remarkable precision. We see Nicola and Tim Fuller in their lavender colored honeymoon period, when east Africa lies before them with all the promise of its liquid equatorial light, even as the British empire in which they both believe wanes. But in short order, an accumulation of mishaps and tragedies bump up against history until the couple finds themselves in a world they hardly recognize. We follow the Fullers as they hopscotch the continent, running from war and unspeakable heartbreak, from Kenya to Rhodesia to Zambia, even returning to England briefly. But just when it seems that Nicola has been broken entirely by Africa, it is the African earth itself that revives her. A story of survival and madness, love and war, loyalty and forgiveness, this book is an intimate exploration of the author's family. In the end we find Nicola and Tim at a coffee table under their Tree of Forgetfulness on the banana and fish farm where they plan to spend their final days. In local custom, the Tree of Forgetfulness is where villagers meet to resolve disputes and it is here that the Fullers at last find an African kind of peace. -- From publisher
Cataloging source
WIM
Dewey number
  • 968.91/04092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
DT2984.F85
LC item number
F85 2011
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Bianca Amato
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 sound discs (7 hrs., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781449858780
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • C5762
  • TKS13111648
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn739919292
  • (OCoLC)739919292
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness, by Alexandra Fuller, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
6 sound discs (7 hrs., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781449858780
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • C5762
  • TKS13111648
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn739919292
  • (OCoLC)739919292
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

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