Monkey's Paw

Monkey's Paw

by Robin Kirk
     
 

Drawing on Peru's rich history, journalist Robin Kirk combines interviews and personal narrative to present a vivid portrait of this turbulent country. The book opens with her first trip to Peru in 1983, just as the Shining Path guerrillas plunged the nation into sudden, violent change. Amid the horror and loss of war, she finds moving and often marvelous human… See more details below

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Drawing on Peru's rich history, journalist Robin Kirk combines interviews and personal narrative to present a vivid portrait of this turbulent country. The book opens with her first trip to Peru in 1983, just as the Shining Path guerrillas plunged the nation into sudden, violent change. Amid the horror and loss of war, she finds moving and often marvelous human stories of people from all walks of life. She ends her narrative with the bittersweet return of peasant refugees to their war-ravaged Andean villages.

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A journalist's story of travels in modern Peru, looking at the human side of the guerilla insurgency and the Communist Party. She describes heroes and scoundrels in their struggle against poverty and oppression, and reflects on what it means to live a life of privilege when so many have so few choices. B&w photos depict Shining Path guerillas who look like middle-class housewives, rural teens with automatic weapons, and scenes of daily life in cities and the country. Includes a glossary. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558491083
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
11/21/1997
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.89(d)
Lexile:
1110L (what's this?)

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