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Basically a girl loses her fiance on their wedding day, she gets stranded in the nambian desertin africa and must survive. She manages, and then finds new love. Then the story comes to a usual Smith ending.
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Plot & Themes

Exploring into the wild    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   stranded    -   shipwreck Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   20's-30's


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Black Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   flamed    -   drowned    -   perforation--bullets    -   exploded into bits Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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