The Lost Steps
A composer, fleeing an empty existence in New York City, takes a journey with his mistress to one of the few remaining areas of the world not yet touched by civilization. As he strikes deeper into the jungle, he imagines he is traveling back in time, retracing the lost steps of mankind to a point where the work of so-called progress may be undone.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kristelh - LibraryThing
This novel was written in 1953 but is really timeless and not dated. It is included in the 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die in 2008 edition. Alejo Carpentier was born in Switzerland but grew up ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing
The Lost Steps is about a man who takes a journey that becomes more than travel to him. Married to an actress who barely has time for anything but the stage, he takes a trip to South America with his ... Read full review