True at First Light by Ernest Hemingway is a 319-page hardcover published by Simon & Schuster, 1999. There is some minor shelf wear along the top edge of the dust jacket and minor rubbing to the front and back cover. Inside, the pages are bright, crisp, and clean with solid binding. There is one dogeared page and the most minor bumping to the spine head and tail.
Both revealing self-portrait and dramatic fictional chronicle of his final African safari, Ernest Hemingway's last unpublished work was written when he returned from Kenya in 1953. Edited by his son Patrick, who accompanied his father on the safari, True at First Light offers rare insights into the legendary American writer in the year of the hundredth anniversary of his birth. A blend of autobiography and fiction, the book opens on the day his close friend Pop, a celebrated hunter, leaves Ernest in charge of the safari camp and news arrives of a potential attack from a hostile tribe. Drama continues to build as his wife, Mary, pursues the great black-maned lion that has become her obsession. Equally adept at evoking the singular textures of the landscape, the thrill of the hunt and the complexities of married life, Hemingway weaves a tale that is rich in laughter, beauty, and profound insight.