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The lioness  Cover Image Book Book

The lioness / Chris Bohjalian.

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  • ISBN: 9780385544825
  • ISBN: 0385544820
  • Physical Description: 313 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2022]

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Summary, etc.:
Tanzania, 1964. When Katie Barstow, A-list actress, and her new husband, David Hill, decide to bring their Hollywood friends to the Serengeti for their honeymoon, they envision giraffes gently eating leaves from the tall acacia trees, great swarms of wildebeests crossing the Mara River, and herds of zebras storming the sandy plains. Their glamorous guests-including Katie's best friend, Carmen Tedesco, and Terrance Dutton, the celebrated Black actor who stars alongside Katie in the highly controversial film Tender Madness-will spend their days taking photos, and their evenings drinking chilled gin and tonics back at camp, as the local Tanzanian guides warm water for their baths. The wealthy Americans expect civilized adventure: fresh ice from the kerosene-powered ice maker, dinners of cooked gazelle meat, and plenty of stories to tell over lunch back on Rodeo Drive. What Katie and her glittering entourage do not expect is this: a kidnapping gone wrong, their guides bleeding out in the dirt, and a team of Russian mercenaries herding their hostages into Land Rovers, guns to their heads. As the powerful sun gives way to night, the gunmen shove them into abandoned huts and Katie Barstow, Hollywood royalty, prays for a simple thing: to see the sun rise one more time. A blistering story of fame, race, love, and death set in a world on the cusp of great change, The Lioness is a vibrant masterpiece from one of our finest storytellers. Provided by publisher.
Subject: Actors > Fiction.
Americans > Tanzania > Serengeti Plain > Fiction.
Safaris > Fiction.
Kidnapping > Fiction.
Serengeti Plain (Tanzania) > Fiction.
Tanzania > History > 1918-1964 > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 15 of 37 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Festus Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Festus Public Library.

Holds

  • 7 current holds with 37 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Festus Public Library Fic Bohjalian (Text) 32017000082594 New Adult Books Checked out 07/08/2022


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