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ISBN13: 9780156002721
ISBN10: 0156002728
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Nestled deep in the Ecuadoran jungle stands the remote river town of El Idilio, where widower Antonio Jose Bolivar seeks refuge in the tear-jerking novels brought to him from the brothel downstream. But the love stories offer Bolivar only temporary relief from what he judges to be the increasing stupidity of modern man--and the task he must complete. Winner of Spain's Tigre Juan Prize.

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In a remote river town deep in the Ecuadoran jungle, Antonio José Bolívar seeks refuge in amorous novels. But tourists and opportunists are making inroads into the area, and the balance of nature is making a dangerous shift. Translated by Peter Bush.

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MichelleRenee, April 20, 2014 (view all comments by MichelleRenee)
Wow. This is an amazing book. I just sat down and read it after a bad day. It made my heart do things I can't even describe. Gave a quietness to me, a gentleness to my anger and pain today, a gentleness to my own patent uselessness.

Sepulveda's subject matter reminds me a lot of Hemingway but he's far from Hemingway in how he describes the world around him and who he counts as heroes. The dead women are the saints and the rabid widow ocelot the old man hunts down. The old man is gentle and driven to violence by the stupidity around him, not by his own desire. He'd much rather be in his hut reading his love stories. Watching him on a hunt then is a great tragedy. He is a romantic hunting down a woman he understands and loves but must ultimately kill.

I think this may be one of the better books I've ever read. Wow. Sepulveda, thank you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780156002721
Translator:
Bush, Peter
Author:
Bush, Peter
Author:
Sepulveda, Luis
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Ecuador
Subject:
Ecuador Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest in translation
Series Volume:
ser. I.
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.31 lb

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In a remote river town deep in the Ecuadoran jungle, Antonio José Bolívar seeks refuge in amorous novels. But tourists and opportunists are making inroads into the area, and the balance of nature is making a dangerous shift. Translated by Peter Bush.

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