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- DescriptionThis powerful vel depicts the reign of violence perpetrated in Peru in the 1980s by the Shining Path guerrillas, a Maoist-based organization, and the subsequent authoritarian counterattack by the Peruvian government. It explores these horrific events through the eyes of a young American photojournalist and humanitarian worker, Lisette, who bears witness to the gecide of the Peruvian Indians in whose village she has chosen to live. I use the camera to block my view, says Lisette. This is the start of her double vision - trying to forget and trying to recall - and her struggle to come to terms with the human capacity for cruelty. But the grim reality in Peru is so overpowering that she carries it with her back to New York and through the rest of her life. Having abandoned a lover along with the fight, she desperately tries to find meaning beyond that of mere survival.
- Author BiographyLYNN LURIE, a New York City resident, is an attorney with an MA in international affairs and an MFA in writing. She served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and currently volunteers as a translator and administrator on medical trips to South America that provide surgery free of charge to children.
- Author(s)Lynn Lurie
- PublisherUniversity of Massachusetts Press
- Date of Publication15/05/2008
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationMassachusetts
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Massachusetts Press
- Weight209 g
- Width139 mm
- Height214 mm
- Spine12 mm
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