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Synopsis: While attempting to transfer a friend's Land Rover from the Central African republic to Europe, two travel companions experience various adventures and hijinks in such locales as Lake Chad, Timbuktu, and the Sahara
From the Inside Flap: Malaria Dreams is a tale of high adventure across Africa, recounted with the wit and humor that delighted readers of Night Train to Turkistan, Stuart Stevens's highly praised first book.
The story begins when a "geologist" friend mentions to Stevens that he has a Land Rover in the Central African Republic which he'd like to get back to Europe. It's only later, when Stevens discovers that half of Africa thinks his friend is a spy and the other half is convinced he's a diamond smuggler, that the intrepid author begins to realize he should have asked a few more questions before leaving home. And then there's the small problem of the Land Rover's seizure by the minister of mines, who has appropriated it as his personal car. It is a new Land Rover. The minister likes it very much.
Three months later, Stevens and his twenty-three-year-old companion (the only woman to ever transfer from Bryn Mawr to the University of Oklahoma) have somehow managed to drive-though not in the ill-fated Land Rover-across the wildest part of Africa, emerging scathed but still alive on the shores of the Mediterranean.
Malaria Dreams takes readers along on close encounters with killer ants in Cameroon, revolutionary soldiers in the middle of Lake Chad (a huge mudhole lacking any water), and strangely frenzied Peace Corps parties in Niger. There's a long search for a functional set of springs in Timbuktu and near disastrous bouts with sickness and automotive malfunctions in the middle of the Sahara.
Through it all, Stevens and his ex-fashion model companion battle the odds, and often each other, to return home to tell this unlikely, highly amusing tale.
"One of the funniest tales of misadventure to come along in quite a while.... Mr. Stevens has a wonderful eye for the curiosities of human behavior, Third World variety; he is witty, but not at the expense of the Africans."--The New Yorker
"Mr. Stevens emerges from the book not only as an engaging, picaresque hero, but also as a clever and observant writer."--The New York Times
"For an...Africa veteran, Stuart Stevens's Malaria Dreams will bring the pleasure of recognition. For all readers it brings much laughter."--The Wall Street Journal
"[Stevens's] depiction of exotic people and locales is often eloquent. And he succinctly limns the opulent and squalid vestiges of colonialism. Thankfully, he survived the adventure with his dry sense of humor intact."--The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"You would have to be out of your mind to go anywhere with Stuart Stevens, but when the travel is only mental, he is the perfect companion: brave, funny, and ever-watchful."--Martin Amis
Stuart Stevens is the author of the highly praised Atlantic Monthly Press travel book Night Train to Turkistan and Scorched Earth, "a political love story." He has written for the Emmy Award-winning television series Northern Exposure and I'll Fly Away and has published articles in Esquire, the New Republic, Outside, and other magazines. The Stuart Stevens Group political consulting firm has produced award-winning media campaigns for dozens of senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial races around the country.
Title: Malaria Dreams: An African Adventure
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Publication Date: 1989
Book Condition: VG
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP9529173
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989. Condition: As New. First Edition. Book in almost Brand New condition. Seller Inventory # GRP97995049
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP99305639
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2867603418
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0871132788I5N10
Book Description Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Seller Inventory # G0871132788I3N00
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_204475789
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_182544239
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, U.S.A., 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Slightly stained on all edges. A very nice copy. All our books are individually inspected, rated and described. Never EX-LIB unless specifically listed as such. Seller Inventory # 1287
Book Description U.S.A.: Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very clean book. First edition. Seller Inventory # 027541