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Jaguar in America Joshua Moyo

Jaguar in America

Joshua Moyo

Published March 3rd 2008
ISBN : 9781604746396
Paperback
122 pages
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On a moonless night in Africa, a man from Jackas village metamorphoses into a jaguar. A week later, his beautiful Anna collapses and lies drooling in the sandy earth of a groundnut field. Then malaria kills Buck. Jackas four years in Africa areMoreOn a moonless night in Africa, a man from Jackas village metamorphoses into a jaguar. A week later, his beautiful Anna collapses and lies drooling in the sandy earth of a groundnut field. Then malaria kills Buck. Jackas four years in Africa are finished. Back to Maine, back to family, back to reality. But reality can be a savage beast, Jack discovers. It divorces his parents, tears away his girlfriend, and sticks him in rural Maine with dozens of retired mill workers. So he tries to adjust. He enters a graduate program, watches his mother become a street-fighter of sorts, and takes an unruly trip to Quebec City. None of this helps him forget, however, that night in Africa when he went searching for Annaas rapist. The night Buck took him to a sandy field deep in the bush and told him to dig a hole big enough to swallow a car. The night when the leafless branches of the baobab tree reached up to the moon like bird claws.