Posted by: koolwine | January 2, 2011

Mauritius: Darwin’s Wink

A wildlife biologist and her new assistant use an island’s isolation and each other to heal their emotional wounds.

Country Focus: Mauritius

Darwin’s Wink: A Novel of Nature and Love
Alison Anderson
Originally published: St. Martin’s Press, 2004.
My edition: Picador, 2005.  274 pgs.


“Campaigns in California, protect the spotted owl, the redwood tree: a long tradition of respect and seriousness.  Is it a first-world luxury, wonders Fran, the natural result of our ill-gotten wealth, our surfeit, that we can turn our attention back to birds and animals and plants?”



  1. […] far our armchair journey has included a country I didn’t know existed (Mauritius), a bogus biography (Jordan), and a geographical mistake (Inner Mongolia – akin to confusing […]


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