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Binstead's Safari

Ingalls, Rachel

ISBN 10: 057113016X / ISBN 13: 9780571130160
Published by Faber & Faber, 1983
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1st UK Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature only). Light stains on rear boards else fine tight copy. DJ price-clipped but has Faber price sticker. Includes laid-in a photocopy of typed signed letter, dated 1989, from author saying she has signed bookplates. Author's third novel. Scarce signature. (Bonus: Comes with an unsigned 1st Edition Touchstone softcover copy of Ingalls "I See A Long Journey"). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005846

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Title: Binstead's Safari

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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New Englanders Millie and Stan Binstead experience dramatic psychological changes while on an African safari, touching off a chain of events that results in infidelity and death

From Publishers Weekly:

After a long hiatus between the publication of the near-classic Mrs. Caliban and her recent collections of novellas, I See a Long Journey and The Pearlkillers, Ingalls has produced another novel, set in the real world of white hunters but skirting the edges of superstition and myth. The reader follows folklorist Stan Binstead and his unwanted wife Millie into the bush and watches her transformation, by virtue of a new haircut and a couple of smashing outfits, from dependence to self-awareness. Millie becomes the admired center of the expedition; more significantly, she meets and falls in love with Henry Lewis, the fabled hunter about whose person has grown up precisely the lore that Stan has set out to research. Nicknamed Simba (Bantu for lion), Lewis is envied, even hated, by the other hunters, but made one of their own by the beasts of the bush, a rite of passage he transfers to the woman he has chosen. As the hunting partyfrozenlooks on, a lion materializes from the thicket of trees, glides up to Millie, as if to memorize her, then suddenly turns and streaks away. The scene glows, like a painting in primary color. Deep in the forest a dark and subtle magic is taking place, and thereby hangs this impressive tale, taut with the thrill of the hunt and the spell of the unknown.
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