White Dog Fell from the Sky

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Viking, 2013 - Fiction - 354 pages
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An extraordinary novel of love, friendship, and betrayal for admirers of Abraham Verghese and Edwidge Danticat

Eleanor Morse's rich and intimate portrait of Botswana, and of three people whose intertwined lives are at once tragic and remarkable, is an absorbing and deeply moving story.

In apartheid South Africa in 1977, medical student Isaac Muthethe is forced to flee his country after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. He is smuggled into Botswana, where he is hired as a gardener by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who has abandoned her Ph.D. studies to follow her husband to Africa. When Isaac goes missing and Alice goes searching for him, what she finds will change her life and inextricably bind her to this sunburned, beautiful land.

Like the African terrain that Alice loves, Morse's novel is alternately austere and lush, spare and lyrical. She is a writer of great and wide-ranging gifts.

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Review: White Dog Fell from the Sky

User Review  - Kathe Dimeo Coleman - Goodreads

White Dog Fell From the Sky by Eleanor Morse The novel set in southern Africa during the last years of Apartheid, around 1977-8. Isaac Muthethe, a young South African medical student, escapes into ... Read full review

Review: White Dog Fell from the Sky

User Review  - Dee Abrahamse - Goodreads

I loved this book, too. The characters were engrossing, the author vividly presents conditions for Africans in South Africa in the later years of apartheid, and the loneliness of life for an American ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Eleanor Morse is the author of An Unexpected Forest, which won the Independent Publisher's Gold Medalist Award for the Best Regional Fiction in the Northeast U.S., and was selected winner of Best Published Fiction by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance at the 2008 Maine Literary Awards. She lives on Peaks Island, Maine.

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