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

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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.

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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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