In the vast space of East Africa lives a close-knit tribe of expatriates. They all meet at dinner parties; they share the same doctors and eat at the same restaurants; they sleep with each other and take the same drugs.
Set in contemporary Nairobi, Rules of the Wild is at once a sharp-eyed dissection of white society in modern Kenya and the moving story of a young woman, Esme, struggling to make sense of her place in Africa, and her feelings for the two men she loves - Adam, a second generation Kenyan who is the first to show her the beauty of her adopted land, and Hunter, a British journalist sickened by its horrors.
Romantic, often very funny and always compulsively readable, Rules of the Wild will be recognised as a classic novel about the white man in Africa, a book to set beside Out of Africa and White Mischief
"Remarkable... Sensuous... Compellingly readable... Makes you feel as if you've come back from some place very far away" USA Today
Francesca Marciano wurde in Rom geboren. Sie arbeitete als Korrespondentin des italienischen Fernsehens in New York und schrieb Filmdrehbücher. Sie lebte viele Jahre in Kenia, seit 2001 in Arizona. Bereits mit ihrem ersten Roman "Himmel über Afrika" gelang ihr weltweit der Durchbruch.