Forest of the Pygmies

by Isabel Allende

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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Allende has a magical, lyrical style that lifts her stories into a realm of their own, and she is not an easy read.  Then along comes this trilogy, of which this is the last, and I wondered what had happened to her.  I discovered she wrote these for teenagers but the message of hope and fulfilment struck a chord with adults too.  They are simply written with a strong moral message.  Interesting.

Comparison: Philip Pullman, C S Lewis, Paulo Coelho.
Similar this month: None but for a spiritual adventure try Diana Cooper.

Sarah Broadhurst

Forest of the Pygmies Synopsis

Alexander Cold knows all too well his grandmother Kate is never far from an adventure. When National Geographic commissions her to write an article about the first elephant-led safaris in Africa, they head – with Nadia Santos and the magazine's photography crew – to the blazing, red plains of Kenya. Days into the tour, a Catholic missionary approaches the camp in search of his companions who have mysteriously disappeared. Kate, Alexander, Nadia, and their team, agreeing to aid the rescue, enlists the help of a local pilot to lead them to the swampy forests of Ngoubé. There they discover a clan of Pygmies who unveil a harsh and surprising world of corruption, slavery, and poaching.
 

Alexander and Nadia, entrusting the magical strengths of Jaguar and Eagle, their totemic animal spirits, launch a spectacular and precarious struggle to restore freedom and return leadership to its rightful hands.
 

The final instalment of Isabel Allende's celebrated trilogy soars with radiant settings, spirits, beings – and the transformation of an extraordinary friendship

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ISBN: 9780007199648
Publication date: 05/09/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)

ISBN: 9780007199631
Publication date: 07/03/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007199648
Publication date: 5th September 2005
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
Pagination: 320 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fiction in translation,

About Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born in Chile, and now lives in California. She worked for many years as a journalist before writing the internationally bestselling novel The House of the Spirits. Since then she has published the equally highly-acclaimed Of Love and Shadows, Eva Luna, The Stories of Eva Luna, ‘The Infinite Plan and ‘Paula.

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