Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness by Alexandra Fuller

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In her profoundly moving second memoir, Fuller returns to capture a lifetime of loss and failure in southern Africa experienced by her parents. Only somewhat forgiven by her mother for writing the excellent "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" (that Awful Book) we are the beneficiares of a ruthlessly lucid love story of a daughter for a mother who has Lived Life in Capital Letters. Hilarious at many points and horrifying at others, the tale follows Fuller's parents as they move from one catastrophe to another with the sort of relentless courage, energetic hard work and head-turning eccentricity required by those who are also incessantly alcoholic and politically out of step with the changes spreading across a war-torn region that is rapidly embracing the rule of the black majority. Check Our Catalog

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