Go and Come Back: A Novel

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DK InK, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
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Alicia lives much as her Isabo ancestors have lived for centuries in the Amazon jungle of Peru. She is astonished when "two old white ladies" arrive on the river and announce through their boatman, the girl's mother's brother's wife's brother, that they want to settle in Poincushmana for a time, to study. They are anthropologists (and actually in their twenties), but to Alicia and the others they are stingy, too skinny, sexually naive, and strangers. It is a baby girl (more valuable in the village than a boy!) who helps bridge the gap -- a child whom young Alicia adopts to save her from her brutish Peruvian trader father. In the end, the time Alicia, Joanna, and Margarita share is hardly enough. Their story, vividly shown, is unique to its setting. It could happen nowhere else on earth.

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User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

I read this several times in high school, and recently found it again at Goodwill. It's a short, quick read. Told from the point of view of a girl from an Amazonian tribe that is being visited by two ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tristan Agbuis - Goodreads

I thought this story was very interesting and creative. However it is not the most enjoyable book. In my opinion, it seemed to get a bit boring from time to time. I would recommend this book to someone maybe thinking about exploring another country. Read full review


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Abelove has a doctorate in cultural anthropology.

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