The Darling

The Darling

eBook - 2005
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Hannah Taylor, a political radical wanted by the FBI, flees to Liberia where she befriends the notorious warlord Charles Taylor. When Taylor himself flees to the U.S. to escape embezzlement charges and is thrown into prison, it is Hannah who orchestrates his escape. Years later, Taylor returns to Liberia to foment a bloody rebellion and now Hannah's sons become embroiled in the conflict and she must make heart-rending decisions about the fate of her family.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062123213
0062123211
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Summary: Hannah Taylor, a political radical wanted by the FBI, flees to Liberia where she befriends the notorious warlord Charles Taylor. When Taylor himself flees to the U.S. to escape embezzlement charges and is thrown into prison, it is Hannah who orchestrates his escape. Years later, Taylor returns to Liberia to foment a bloody rebellion and now Hannah's sons become embroiled in the conflict and she must make heart-rending decisions about the fate of her family.

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sherrycm
Apr 05, 2013

Great Read! Highly recommended - it was hard to put down.

The story of the young activiti's/terroists political life is pale in comparison to her life as a white woman/mother is liberia and the hard choices she had to make for herself and her children. Very interesting hisotry about the Underground Movement in the 1960s, the history of Liberia and the political strife of Africa. A compllex and very well written story that will make you think hard about your life!

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miranda57
Sep 16, 2010

I found this book to be very interesting and moving. Banks did and excellent job of writing from a woman's persepective, albeit a different kind of woman - one who had to sacrifice being with her own children in order to survive. Historically accurate and informative.

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tegan
May 03, 2010

This book is pretty boring. Although it is informative, introducing the reader to historical information about the unrest in Liberia in the 1980s, the slow pace and the overly detailed information about the protaganists relationship with the chimpanzees makes it a slow read. If you are looking for a Russell Banks book to read, check out Rule of the Bone or the Sweet Here After, they are much more enjoyable.

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