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The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway
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Jan 04, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: love-stories
Read from December 29, 2011 to January 05, 2012

This was a very good book that I enjoyed very much. It was About a young American writer who lives in France with his new wife, Catherine. The writer's name is David Bourne. I thought that this book really had a lot of Hemingway's elements that he usually incorporates. He included a narrative the writer had written about his childhood on an African safari he went on with his father hunting elephants. Young David had seen the elephant and told his father and his hunting partner, Jumba about it with it's huge tusks. The men were tracking the elephant and David felt very bad for telling them and was very sad and angry with his father when the eventually killed the elephant. David was very proud of himself for recounting this story. Catherine is a very eccentric woman who often wore pants and cut her hair very short, which was very different for the 1920's. Cathrine insists on being a boy and David accepts it. She switches back and fourth from a boy to a girl and David sort of did whatever she said. She even convinced him to get the same short, blonde haircut that she did. One day, while eating at a cafe in France, a beautiful girl walks in and asks Catherine where she got her hair cut. Catherine insisted that the girl stay at the hotel with them andDavid agrees because he thinks she Is beautiful. While at the hotel, Catherine insists that David have both the girls to love. Marita is the new girl and she immediately tells David that she loves him. There is a lot of fooling around between Catherine and Marita and David and Marita. Catherine goes a little crazy and gets mad often at David. She is even called crazy by David and herself. Eventually David falls in love with Marita and has to find a way to deal with Catherine.
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