Go and Come Back: A Novel

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DK InK, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
24 Reviews
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  - Joan - Goodreads

Told from the perspective of a young indigenous woman observing the American anthropologists who come to study her village, this book does a nice job of revealing cultural difference without judgement. The story is compelling, too! Lexile: 620 Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Abelove has a doctorate in cultural anthropology.

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