Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release Date : 2004-10-12
ISBN : 1400034345
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)
Download or read book A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali written by Gil Courtemanche and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2004-10-12 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali is a moving, passionate love story set amid the turmoil and terror of Rwanda’s 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 them–already devastated by AIDS–erupts in a Hutu-led genocide against the Tutsi people. Valcourt’s efforts to spirit Gentille to safety end in their separation. It will be months before he learns of his lover’s shocking fate.