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Plant Teacher

Plant Teacher

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by Caroline Alethia
     
 

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Hailed by Huffington Post contributor Joel Hirst as a “powerful story” and a “must-read,” Plant Teacher has also won recognitions at the International Book Awards, the Green Book Festival and the Paris Book Festival.

Plant Teacher begins in 1972 when a hippie in Oakland, California flushes a syringe of LSD down a toilet. Thirty-five

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Hailed by Huffington Post contributor Joel Hirst as a “powerful story” and a “must-read,” Plant Teacher has also won recognitions at the International Book Awards, the Green Book Festival and the Paris Book Festival.

Plant Teacher begins in 1972 when a hippie in Oakland, California flushes a syringe of LSD down a toilet. Thirty-five years later, the wayward drug paraphernalia has found its final resting place in Los Yungas, Bolivia, the umbilical cord between the towering Andes and sprawling Amazonia.

Enter into this picture two young Americans, Cheryl Lewis, trying to forge her future in La Paz and Martin Banzer, trying to come to terms with his past in the same city. The two form an unlikely friendship against the backdrop of a country teetering at the brink of dictatorship and revolution.

Bolivia sparks the taste for adventure in both young people and Martin finds himself experimenting with indigenous hallucinogenic plants while Cheryl flits from one personal relationship to another. Meanwhile, the syringe buried in the silt in a marsh in Los Yungas will shape their destinies more than either could anticipate or desire.

Plant Teacher takes its readers on a fast-paced tour from the hippie excesses of Oakland, to the great streams of the Pacific Ocean and to the countryside, cities, natural wonders and ancient ruins of Bolivia. It reveals¬ the mundane and the magical, and, along the way, readers glimpse the lives of everyday Bolivians struggling to establish equanimity or merely eke out a living during drastic political crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033284108
Publisher:
Caroline Alethia
Publication date:
06/10/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
367 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Ellen Alderton, writing as Caroline Alethia, is a professional writer whose work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, on radio and in web outlets. She has worked as a technical writer for the United Nations, a journalist covering European Union business policy in Brussels, and an executive producer of national, Spanish-language educational radio programs. She has edited numerous international publications and has taught business communications at the college level. Her words have reached audiences on six continents. She lived in Bolivia and was a witness to many of the events described in Plant Teacher.

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