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Binstead’s Safari

Rachel Ingalls

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ISBN
9780571299850
Date Published
18.04.2013
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Summary

Academic anthropologist Stan Binstead is headed off to East Africa on sabbatical. Adulterous by nature, he’s irked when his wife Millie asks to accompany him. But as the couple pass through London the balance of power in their marriage begins, strangely, to shift – a transformation that becomes yet more pronounced on safari.

Sometimes considered by critics as a variation on the themes of Hemingway’s ‘The Short Happy Life of Francis Macombe’, Binstead’s Safari was first published in 1983.

‘The tone of the novel deepens into a psychological study of these two people and the subtle and complex ways in which the exotic environment works upon each of them… Ingalls’ style maintains the wry grace of a sophisticated romance, a control guaranteeing that the denouement will not only be inevitable but astonishing.’ Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times

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Rachel Ingalls was born in Boston in 1940. She spent time in Germany before studying at Radcliffe College, and moved to England in 1965, where she lived for the rest of her life. Her debut novel, Theft (1970), won the Authors’ Club First Novel Award, and her novella Mrs Caliban (1982) was named one of the 20 best American novels…

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