In her fourth memoir about her family’s life in Africa, Fuller begins with a death and ends with another. Ironically her father, Tim Fuller, the first of her family’s deaths, passed away in a Budapest hospital, although he spent almost his entire adult life in parts of Africa. Through recollections of her parents lives, we learn that her father is a hard worker and a hard drinker with a ton of pithy rules to live by. Her mother is a tough adventuress who loves animals more than humans.
I love Alexandra Fuller’s writing; it is sharp and clear. In the final chapters of Travel Light, Move Fast her description of her grief after losing family members, threw me into her world of bottomless sorrow. For me, her family was interesting, but her prose was sensational.