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Written when Hemingway returned from his 1953 safari, and edited by his son Patrick, True at First Light is a rich blend of autobiography and fiction, a breathtaking final work from one of this century's most beloved and important writers.

Written when Hemingway returned from his 1953 safari, and edited by his son Patrick, TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT is a rich blend of autobiography and fiction, a breathtaking final work from one of this century's most beloved and important writers. The book opens on the day Hemingways' close friend, Pop, a legendary hunter, leaves him in charge of the camp. Meanwhile, tensions are heightening among the various tribes and news arrives of a potential attack. Hemingway must take on his new role as leader and, of equal importance, assist his wife Mary to pursue the great lion she is determined to kill before Christmas. Passionately detailing the African landscape, the thrill of the hunt, and the heartfelt relationships with his African neighbours, Hemingway, a master of dramatic fiction, weaves a tale that is rich in laughter, beauty and insight. TRUE AT FIRST LIGHT is an extraordinary and powerful novel from one of the twentieth-century's greatest writers.

Reviews

This is writing of a high order; sympathetic, luminous, hypnotic, humane

Caledonia

Captures the beauty of the African landscape and the thrill of the hunt, in true Hemingway style

Red

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  • True At First Light
    Ernest Hemingway

    Paperback

    9780099282129

    April 7, 2000

    Arrow

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

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