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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I'm not sure why I grabbed this one off the shelf, I had never noticed it before. No one has ever checked it out, so I did. It took me a while to get into it, but about half-way through I started to ... Read full review


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Abelove has a doctorate in cultural anthropology.

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