The Day of Creation

The Day of Creation

Book - 1988
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Baker & Taylor
Dr. Mallory, director of the WHO clinic in Port-la-Nouvelle, dreams of bringing water to the region, and unexpectedly discovers a new river, which he names after himself

McMillan Palgrave
At Port-la-Nouvelle, on the parched terrain of central Africa, Dr. Mallory watches as his clinic fails and dreams of discovering a third Nile that will make the Sahara bloom. When there is a trickle on the local airstrip, and soon a river, the obsessed Mallory claims it as his own creation. Joined by Noon, a silent adolescent girl who as a child ran with the local guerrillas; Professor Sanger, a documentary filmmaker with a fading reputation; and Nora Warrer, the widow of a Rhodesian veterinary surgeon, the remains of whose menagerie flourish exotically amid the land's new fertility, Mallory sets out for the river's source.The Day of Creation is a metaphysical adventure story dealing with complex themes--the life-giving qualities of water, the cold eye of television, obsession, love--all set in a dream Africa, as if hallucinated by Joseph Conrad. -Angela Carter

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1988, c1987
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374135270


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