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Port Moresby and wife Kit are travellers in Africa, joined by their friend Tunner. The Moresby are hoping to rekindle their failing marriage, although Tunner displays interest in Kit as well. As they travel across the unforgiving continent, the three travelers face seperations--both mental and physical. Swept with death and other circumstances, the trio is ripped apart, left to hold their own against the harsh environment of North Africa, alone under the once "sheltering sky."
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   rekindling lost love/marriage Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Exploring into the wild    -   Yes kind of story    -   surviving natural elements Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk! Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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