The Old Man Who Read Love Stories (Harvest in Translation)

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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.

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'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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Luis Sepulveda, born in northern Chile in 1949, has written short stories, novellas, plays and essays. Due to his political activities in the students' movement he was forced to leave Chile and then travelled through Latin America. In 1980, he moved to Germany where he lived for more than ten years with his family. He moved to Gijon in Spain in 1997. Sepulveda has won numerous literary awards and his work has been translated into over thirty languages.

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