'In June 1975, Australian couple Annette and Win Henderson find themselves stranded in Libreville, Gabon, after travelling halfway across Africa. When a thief robs their Kombiban, they are left penniless, with no way to go back and no way to go on. They are saved by a chance meeting with a local expat, who offers them work at a remote mining camp in the mountains, close to the Congo border, in a region never visited by tourists and accessible only by canoe.
At the camp, Annette battles isolation, culture shock and the challenges of a job for which she is ill-prepared. She finds solace and joy in the vast equatorial forest - a world as enthralling as any David Attenborough film - but when she becomes surrogate parent to an orphaned baby gorilla, Josie, her life changes forever.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)