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This powerful novel depicts the reign of violence perpetrated in Peru in the 1980s by the Shining Path guerrillas, 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 oThis powerful novel depicts the reign of violence perpetrated in Peru in the 1980s by the Shining Path guerrillas, 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....

Title : Corner of the Dead
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ISBN : 9781558496545
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 141 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Corner of the Dead Reviews

  • Kenghis Khan
    2018-08-08 15:19

    I found this book dull. It's written in a poetic memoir style but the repeated "vignettes" get old very fast. The narrator character seems mildly interesting, but they don't go anywhere with it really. Moreover, the book centers on the narrator's internal state so much that it is actually a bit annoying. The potentially interesting guerrilla war setting gets taken to the background and there is no plot to speak of. The characters are one-dimensional and uninteresting, with relatively few exceptions. For instance, the adopted peasant daughter, the husband that entered the narrator's life somewhat obliquely are given scant sentences when their back stories appear quite intriguing. Thus, not only is the setting sacrificed in favor of "clever writing", but the ancillary characters are shoved away in the interest of internal monologues of the narrator.It appears as if the author wanted to write a book that was a cross between an epic poem and a novella that focuses way too much on style and technique at the expense of substance. I am sick of books like this. Ugh.