A feminist, fabulist, magical realist romance set in London and Africa… Another witty, elegant story from a writer whose atavistic vision of romantic love is resonant and deeply satisfying. Escaping the overblown egos and endless self-indulgence of the males of their own species, Ingalls’ women find their true soul mates elsewhere.

Kirkus Starred Review

Another glorious tale of female empowerment from the author of Mrs. Caliban

Available February 28, 2019

Binstead's Safari

Fiction by Rachel Ingalls

After getting a haircut in London and a few new outfits (“she bought two pairs of shoes and began to enjoy herself”), Millie, the neglected American wife of an academic pill, is transformed—and, upon arrival in Africa, falls into the perfect affair. Binstead’s Safari unfolds the fractured fairy tale of the rebirth of a drab, insecure woman as a fiercely alive, fearless beauty. “Life was too short to waste time trying to find excuses for not doing the things you really wanted to do,” Millie realizes, helping herself to love and joy. The husband is astonished—everyone adores the new Millie. She can’t put a foot wrong, and as they move deeper into Africa in search of lion myths for his book, “excitement and pleasure carried her upwards as on a tide.” Mysteries abound, but in the hands of Rachel Ingalls, the ultimate master of the curveball, Millie’s resurrection seems perfectly natural: caterpillar to butterfly.

“Only now had she found her life”—and also her destiny, which may, this being Ingalls, take the form of a Lion God.

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Paperback (published February 28, 2019)

ISBN
9780811228466
Price US
15.95
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
224
ISBN
9780811228473

A feminist, fabulist, magical realist romance set in London and Africa… Another witty, elegant story from a writer whose atavistic vision of romantic love is resonant and deeply satisfying. Escaping the overblown egos and endless self-indulgence of the males of their own species, Ingalls’ women find their true soul mates elsewhere.

Kirkus Starred Review