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978-1-4000-3434-5 / 9781400034345

A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali

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Publisher:Vintage

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwandas genocide.
All manner of Kigali residents pass their time by the pool of the Mille-Collines hotel: aid workers, Rwandan bourgeoisie, expatriates, UN peacekeepers, prostitutes. Keeping a watchful eye is Bernard Valcourt, a jaded foreign journalist, but his closest attention is devoted to Gentille, a hotel waitress with the slender, elegant build of a Tutsi. As they slip into an intense, improbable affair, the delicately balanced world around themalready devastated by AIDSerupts in a Hutu-led genocide against the Tutsi people. Valcourts efforts to spirit Gentille to safety end in their separation. It will be months before he learns of his lovers shocking fate.

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