Shade of the Paraiso: Two Years in Paraguay, South America: A Memoir

Shade of the Paraiso: Two Years in Paraguay, South America: A Memoir

by Mark Salvatore


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Imagine a remote community in Paraguay, South America, where you read by candle light, draw your water from a well, cook your meals on an open fire and attend to your needs in a rickety outhouse. To reach the nearest bus stop and telephone requires a long hike that lasts for hours along a road rutted by ox carts. In Shade of the Paraiso, Mark Salvatore relates his Peace Corps* experience (1989-91) in such a place beginning with his first day in the country—the day of a coup. His memoir transports the reader through his two years of volunteer service with its challenges, its failures, its joy, and his wedding in a leper colony.

*Shade of the Paraiso recounts Salvatore’s experience and he does not represent Peace Corps, Peace Corps Paraguay, or any other volunteer’s experience.

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ISBN-13: 9781925417661
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
Publication date: 03/27/2018
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Salvatore is a writer, a teacher and a former Peace Corps volunteer who served in Paraguay where he lived for several years. He is the author of a novel, Labeled. He lives with his wife in Deep South Texas where he researches and writes nonfiction.

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