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The Curve of the World, by Stevens, Marcus. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2002. Edition: First edition stated with full number line. ISBN: 1565123360. Hardcover, 302 pages. Quarter bound in rust cloth over mustard-colored paper-covered boards; gilt lettering on spine. White end-papers have subtle, confetti-like inclusions..
Condition: Fine in a Near Fine jacket. Jacket has a little wear at corners and margins.
Contents: The author's first novel. From the jacket
After his plane makes an emergency landing in a remote area in the Congo basin and rebels seize the aircraft, Lewis, a New York businessman, flees into the rainforest. Suddenly he's lost in a world where no rules apply and with no apparent way out. As he struggles to survive in the unrelenting heat, battling thirst and hunger, he confronts his darkest fears and his greatest disappointment: his crumbling marriage; his distant relationship with his seven-year-old son, Shane; and the lack of meaning in his life.
When his wife, Helen, discovers that he has disappeared, she make the daring decision to search for him in Africa. As she and Shane trek upriver into the forbidding forest, Shane's visions and dreams of his father give her hope. But just as Lewis cannot find his way out, Helen is thwarted t every turn by the military conflict raging around them. While she searches for clues, Lewis is rescued by a young Congolese boy, who takes him deeper into the jungle and toward a side of himself he thought he'd lost.
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