"Brilliant." The Guardian. Partially sighted and half-deaf with a three-year-old daughter, Jan met the charismatic Harry Little and for fifteen years they searched for their dream of an untouched wilderness. They found it deep in the Brazilian jungle, five days from the nearest settlement by canoe. Only Jan, now almost completely deaf and blind, would come out alive, having survived unimaginable horror.
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This book tells the harrowing experiences of a woman who endured almost lethal psychological and physical travails during her married life, homesteading in the Amazon jungle, and who finally, despite being blind and deaf, overcame the tragedy of the death of both her husband and daughter and survived her environment as well as her terrible isolation. The focal point of the story is the period following her husband and daughter's deaths, when Little found the strength and competence, despite her handicaps and ill health, to keep going until she was rescued. But her psychological survival during 20 years of marriage to an emotionally dominating, fanatical man is equally amazing. The book, which is written by a filmmaker and journalist, can be read on many levels, and the life of this extraordinarily brave women should appeal to a wide audience.Joan W. Gartland, Detroit P.L.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140097988
Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140097988
Book Description Penguin Books, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140097988
Book Description Penguin Books. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140097988 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0059566