The Curve of the World
By Marcus Stevens
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781565123366, 302pp.)
Publication Date: May 2002
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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As Helen and Shane journey upriver into the forbidding rainforest, bringing them closer to Lewis, Shane begins to have visions and dreams of his father. But just as Lewis cannot find his way out of the jungle, Helen is thwarted at every turn by the military conflict raging around them. In the end it is an unlikely hero, a young Congolese boy, who courageously guides Lewis through the forest and to a side of himself he thought he had lost.
Powerfully written and mesmerizing in effect, "The Curve of the World" is a heartrending and heart-pounding page-turner that explores the limits of human resilience and the tenacity of the human spirit.