Books: Appointment At The Ends Of The World

By William Karesh

Question: How do you remove maggots from under a forest giraffe's skin? Answer: Use your fingers. This bit of bush savvy can be found in Karesh's entertaining account of his life as a field veterinarian. Parasites abound. Insects try to pierce his flesh, while humans try to empty his wallet. Somewhat jarring is Karesh's outsize ego. Photos of the author in manly poses, as well as asides on what he is looking for in a relationship, sometimes give the book the feel of a personal ad. But then, what woman could resist a man who knows not to snore when hyenas...

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