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Corner of the Dead (Paperback)

Author: Lurie, Lynn

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This novel depicts the reign of violence perpetrated in Peru in the 1980s by the Shining Path guerillas, 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 genocide 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.


Publisher Univ of Massachusetts Pr
Mfg Part# 9781558496545
SKU 206783688
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1558496548
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0141
Publisher University of Massachusetts Press
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