Leaving Before the Rains Come

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Publisher's Synopsis

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

About the Publisher

Vintage

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784700591
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 968.91051092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 198g
Height: 198mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 19mm