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Arauco: A Novel
     

Arauco: A Novel

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by John Caviglia
 

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In 1540 the Spanish invaded the land now called Chile, meeting indomitable resistance from the Mapuche. For the first time, Arauco tells this war from both points of view. Its pages include the conquistador, Valdivia, his beautiful mistress, Inés de Suárez … and his scribe, Juan. Abducted by Mapuche and taken to live with the albino shaman,

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In 1540 the Spanish invaded the land now called Chile, meeting indomitable resistance from the Mapuche. For the first time, Arauco tells this war from both points of view. Its pages include the conquistador, Valdivia, his beautiful mistress, Inés de Suárez … and his scribe, Juan. Abducted by Mapuche and taken to live with the albino shaman, Ñamku, Juan comes to love the Mapuche girl, Raytrayen.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044335431
Publisher:
John Caviglia
Publication date:
02/21/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

John Caviglia was born in Chile, his father a chileno, his mother an adventurous gringa from Muncie, Indiana. His family moved to the United States when he was eight. He has been a professor of Spanish and Comparative literature, and also taught pottery and martial arts. His passions include reading and writing, photography, cooking and organic gardening, and the making of cedar strip canoes, in which he explores wilderness lakes with his wife.

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Arauco: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A powerful historical novel, and a great read. From the first pages of 'Arauco' on, you're in the hands of master story-teller John Caviglia as he brings to life the quintessential culture clash: Spanish conquistadors (male and female) vs the indigenous Mapuche in the 16th-century region we now call Chile. The worlds bridged by this extraordinary novel seem at first utterly irreconcilable as a magical, shamanic culture (with its own *language*, of course, with which the reader becomes more and more familiar) is invaded by outsiders in search of gold and glory. But nothing is ever quite what it seems. Let 'Arauco' surprise you, let it enchant you, heal you, and more. For 'Arauco' is also a story of love.... Highly recommended to those in search of the best in fiction.