As Helen and Shane journey upriver into the forbidding rainforest, bringing them closer to Lewis, Shane begins to have visions and dreams of his father. But just as Lewis cannot find his way out of the jungle, Helen is thwarted at every turn by the military conflict raging around them. In the end it is an unlikely hero, a young Congolese boy, who courageously guides Lewis through the forest and to a side of himself he thought he had lost.
Powerfully written and mesmerizing in effect, The Curve of the World is a heartrending and heart-pounding page-turner that explores the limits of human resilience and the tenacity of the human spirit.
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Lewis eventually makes his way to civilization but leaves Kofi behind once he gets there—then soon braves the rifles of border guards to go back to find the boy who saved him, with the result that they’re both again in the jungle, running with pygmies and participating in gun battles.| Read Full Review of The Curve of the World: A Novel
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As the narrative alternates between Lewis and Helen, flashback self-recriminating reflections intrude awkwardly into the current action to reveal that their marriage went sour when Helen shifted her priorities to the care of their son.| Read Full Review of The Curve of the World: A Novel
Meanwhile, back in the States, his estranged wife Helen (played by Helen Hunt, if I get a say) and his blind son Shane learn of his flight's unscheduled landing and decide to head to the African jungle to find him.Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of The Curve of the World: A Novel
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