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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

Wow! When Don Juan decides to make cellophane in his remote jungle paper factory he is unprepared for the result of success. The product’s transparency infects the Don and all those who live on the ... Read full review

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User Review  - maryreinert - LibraryThing

Fascinating and witty story of power, love, and loss Dom Victor Sobrevilla is an engineer in the 1950’s in Peru. As a child with his aunt, he receives a prediction: “There are those who think you are ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A debut novel from Washington Post Book World editor Arana (American Chica, 2001) that blends magical realism with matter-of-fact descriptions of things Amazonian.Like the Peruvian poet CÚsar Vallejo ... Read full review

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User Review  - allison.sivak - LibraryThing

I enjoyed Arana's approach to storytelling; she would present a situation, and write about how the situation is explained or interpreted by various characters, all of which have divergent worldviews ... Read full review

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User Review  - loanappletree - LibraryThing

The book is a beautiful blending of factual information on Peruvian jungle life and politics, magical story telling and family dynamics. This book combines the Latin story telling with great insights ... Read full review

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User Review  - omphalos02 - LibraryThing

Arana writes and plots with wit & style in her first foray into fiction writing. I had such a great time reading this that I was hoping for more (like a sequel) after it ended. Read full review

Cellophane: a novel

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On the banks of the Peruvian Amazon in the late 1940s, Don Victor Sobrevilla presides over a paper factory and farm, a small village of his workers, and his sprawling, garrulous family. His regular ... Read full review

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User Review  - mssbluejay - LibraryThing

The writing style is similar to Garcia Marquez'. The story itself was interesting, but it dragged at some points. Read full review

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