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100 1  Fuller, Alexandra,|d1969- 
245 10 Cocktail hour under the tree of forgetfulness|h[OverDrive 
       electronic resource] /|cAlexandra Fuller. 
264  1 New York :|bPenguin Press,|c2011. 
300    1 online resource (238 pages) :|billustrations, map 
336    unspecified|bzzz|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
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505 0  pt. 1. Nicola Fuller of Central Africa learns to fly -- 
       Nicola Huntingford is born -- Nicola and the fancy dress 
       parties -- Roger Huntingford's war -- Nicola Huntingford 
       learns to ride -- Nicola Fuller of Central Africa goes to 
       her high school reunion -- Nicola Huntingford, the 
       Afrikaner, and the perfect horse -- Nicola Huntingford and
       the Mau Mau -- pt. 2. Tim Fuller of no fixed abode -- 
       Nicola Fuller and the perfect house -- Rhodesia: Round one
       -- Nicola Fuller in England -- Rhodesia: Round two -- 
       Olivia -- Nicola Fuller and the end of Rhodesia -- pt. 3. 
       Nicola Fuller of Central Africa and the tree of 
       forgetfulness -- Nicola Fuller of Central Africa at home -
       - Nicola Fuller of Central Africa: the soundtrack. 
520    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 
533    Electronic reproduction.|nRequires Adobe Digital Editions 
       (file size: 1124 KB). 
588    Description based on print version record. 
600 10 Fuller, Nicola,|d1944- 
600 10 Fuller, Alexandra,|d1969-|xFamily. 
600 10 Fuller, Alexandra,|d1969-|xChildhood and youth. 
650  0 Mothers and daughters|zZimbabwe|vBiography. 
650  0 Women|zZimbabwe|vBiography. 
650  0 British|zZimbabwe|vBiography. 
651  0 Zimbabwe|vBiography. 
651  0 Zimbabwe|xSocial life and customs. 
651  0 Zimbabwe|xHistory|y1965-1980. 
655  7 Electronic books.|2local 
776 08 Fuller, Alexandra, 1969-|tCocktail hour under the tree of 
       forgetfulness.|dNew York : Penguin Press, 2011
       |z9781594202995|w(DLC)  2011010233|w(OCoLC)682892580 
856 40 |u
       |zClick here to access this title using your Naperville 
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