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White Dog Fell from the Sky

Eleanor Morse

Botswana, 1976. Isaac Muthethe thinks he is dead. Smuggled across the border from South Africa in a hearse, he awakens covered in dust, staring at blue sky and the face of White Dog. Far from dead, he is, for the first time, in a country without apartheid. A medical student in South Africa, he was forced to flee after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. Walking along the road into Gaborone, Botswana's capital, White Dog following close behind, a chance encounter with an old school acquaintance changes the course of Isaac's life. Amen, a member of the ANC, the South African resistance movement, invites Isaac to stay with his family. Petrified of deportation and determined to find work, he swears he will stay just for a few days. He sets out to find work and is hired by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who is living in Botswana with her husband, Lawrence. A year later, her marriage an empty shell, Alice sets off on a work-related trip to the vast bush that she loves-alternately austere and lush, with light that blinds-leaving her home in the care of her new gardener, Isaac. It is on this trip that she meets Ian, an expert on the !Kung San and a rebellious, untamable man twenty years her senior, with whom she imagines a very different future. Returning home, Alice finds Isaac missing and White Dog waiting loyally at the end of the drive, dehydrated and malnourished. When she goes in search of Isaac, what she finds out will change her life.

Botswana, 1976. Isaac Muthethe thinks he is dead. Smuggled across the border from South Africa in a hearse, he awakens covered in dust, staring at blue sky and the face of White Dog. Far from dead, he is, for the first time, in a country without apartheid. A medical student in South Africa, he was forced to flee after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. Walking along the road into Gaborone, Botswana's capital, White Dog following close behind, a chance encounter with an old school acquaintance changes the course of Isaac's life. Amen, a member of the ANC, the South African resistance movement, invites Isaac to stay with his family. Petrified of deportation and determined to find work, he swears he will stay just for a few days. He sets out to find work and is hired by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who is living in Botswana with her husband, Lawrence. A year later, her marriage an empty shell, Alice sets off on a work-related trip to the vast bush that she loves-alternately austere and lush, with light that blinds-leaving her home in the care of her new gardener, Isaac. It is on this trip that she meets Ian, an expert on the !Kung San and a rebellious, untamable man twenty years her senior, with whom she imagines a very different future. Returning home, Alice finds Isaac missing and White Dog waiting loyally at the end of the drive, dehydrated and malnourished. When she goes in search of Isaac, what she finds out will change her life.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Botswana, 1976. Isaac Muthethe thinks he is dead. Smuggled across the border from South Africa in a hearse, he awakens covered in dust, staring at blue sky and the face of White Dog. Far from dead, he is, for the first time, in a country without apartheid. A medical student in South Africa, he was forced to flee after witnessing a friend murdered by white members of the South African Defense Force. Walking along the road into Gaborone, Botswana's capital, White Dog following close behind, a chance encounter with an old school acquaintance changes the course of Isaac's life. Amen, a member of the ANC, the South African resistance movement, invites Isaac to stay with his family. Petrified of deportation and determined to find work, he swears he will stay just for a few days. He sets out to find work and is hired by a young American woman, Alice Mendelssohn, who is living in Botswana with her husband, Lawrence. A year later, her marriage an empty shell, Alice sets off on a work-related trip to the vast bush that she loves-alternately austere and lush, with light that blinds-leaving her home in the care of her new gardener, Isaac. It is on this trip that she meets Ian, an expert on the !Kung San and a rebellious, untamable man twenty years her senior, with whom she imagines a very different future. Returning home, Alice finds Isaac missing and White Dog waiting loyally at the end of the drive, dehydrated and malnourished. When she goes in search of Isaac, what she finds out will change her life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Carla Mercer-Meyer

Length:

14h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:30


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:10


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

11:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

33:03


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:51


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

25:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

30:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

10:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:41


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:05


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

20:09


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

21:40


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

29:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

14:44


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:38


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

11:58


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

21:03