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Brazzaville Beach Summary
William Boyd (writer)

Everything you need to understand or teach Brazzaville Beach by William Boyd (writer).

  • Brazzaville Beach Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Brazzaville Beach Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Brazzaville Beach Summary

Plot Summary

To read Brazzaville Beach, one must first accept and become comfortable with a complete fluidity of time, as Hope Clearwater tells her story. In fact, the tale involves three large parts of Hope's life: her educational training and marriage to a brilliant mathematician, John Clearwater; her life after his death as a research scientist and part of an ongoing study of chimpanzees in the Congo; and her current state of inertia, living in a beach house and completing rather mundane tasks to support herself as she attempts to sort out the purpose of her life and the possible path of its next phase. Hope moves the reader back and forth among these three existences, and the work at first seems to lack essential continuity. As one becomes accustomed to these "time travels," however, the novel becomes a piece of art, into which all of Hope's experiences merge into...

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