Author(s): Audrey Schulman
In 1899 Jeremy, a young engineer, leaves a small town in Maine to oversee the construction of a railroad across East Afria. Plagued by fear, he becomes the reluctant hunter of two lions who are killing his men in nightly attacks on their camp. In 2000 Max, an American ethnobotanist, is stationed in Rwanda where she shadows a family of gorillas, but their solidarity is threatened by a violent rebel group from Congo that draws ever nearer. Told in alternating perspectives, the fates of these two characters entwine to culminate in a shocking resonant conclusion.
"Audrey Schulman does a beautiful job of balancing adventure, suspense and self-discovery." -- Michele Ross, "CNN" "["A House Named Brazil" is] Quirky and thoughtful... Schulman renders the strange beauties of a world that draws on resources scarcely known to us." -- "The New York Times" "A genuine page-turner with literary content." -- "Boston Globe" "Lyrical . . . Suspenseful . . . Schulman's heroine [in "The Cage"] is a true original transformed emotionally and physically by experiences marvelously imagined and compellingly described." -- "The Los Angeles Times" "Bizarre yet intriguing . . . More than enough to keep readers turning pages. . . Schulman's language is lovely." -- "USA Today"
Audrey Schulman is the author of three previous novels: "Swimming With Jonah," "The Cage" and "A House Named Brazil." Her work has been translated into eleven languages. Born in Montreal, Schulman now lives in Massachusetts.