Published to coincide with the release of a major feature film starring Richard Dreyfuss, this is a simple but haunting tale of an old man who becomes the mediator between the ravages of Western civilisation and the vengeance of the threatened natural world. Poignantly highlighting the tragedy that lies at the core of man's attempts to destroy the Amazon rainforest in pursuit of greed, this beautifully modulated novel has already won three major prizes and been published in over fifteen countries. 'A bitter and endearing fable' - Ursula K. Le Guin
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A killer ocelot is hunted down in the Amazon jungle by an old man. Native lore tells him it is sacrilege to slay her but, as a white man, he knows she must die. The novel dramatizes the ravages of Western civilization on the natural world.Review:
'If Ernest Hemingway had been a magic realist he might have been able to write a story like this bitter and endearing fable. Luis Sepulveda is yet another strong and original writer from Chile' - Ursula K. Le Guin
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Book Description Harcourt, 1994. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: An old man lives in a hut in El Idilio, a village on the Nangaritza River, in the southeast corner of Ecuador. The village is so small, the dentist comes only twice a year, to pull teeth and bring books to the old man love stories, with gliding gondolas and ardent kisses, the kind that guarantee maximum heartache. This is a story of the jungle, green hell and Eden; of the Shuar Indians, who know how to live in harmony with it; of the machines and settlers and gold prospectors and gringos who have invaded it. Nature, out of balance, becomes vengeful and violent. An ocelot stalks the village, and only the old man, who once lived with the Indians and knows the jungle, is able to face the animal. An enchanting adventure of personal honor in the magical, savage world of Amazonia. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0151685509
Book Description Harcourt, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0151685509
Book Description Harcourt. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0151685509 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0064724
Book Description Harcourt, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110151685509
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