Green Fires: Assault on Eden : a Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest

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Curbstone Press, 1994 - Fiction - 318 pages
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In the heart of the Ecuadorian rainforest, there is currently a battle between native peoples such as the Huaorani, the Quichua and the Shuar; and the American oil companies who want to expand the roads and pipelines that would end their ancient ways of life. Set in 1969, Green Fires, Assault on Eden: a Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest has as its backdrop, the first clashes between indigenous peoples and multinational oil companies, a battle that may well determine the fate of the rainforest. It is the story of Annie Saunders, a disillusioned Kennedy-era Peace Corps volunteer, returning to Ecuador in 1969, hoping to come to terms with her traumatic experiences there years earlier. What she finds instead is a menacing and mysterious trail which she determinedly follows - ever deeper into the jungle - uncovering a sinister secret of international dimensions.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Set in 1969, this riveting novel of adventure and suspense tells a story of an ex-Peace Corps volunteer who, disillusioned and haunted by her experience in coastal Ecuador, returns to that country's ... Read full review


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This is a very political novel about an environmental war and personal exploration. Left-wing activist Annie Sauders had been a Kennedy-era Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador. In 1969, when the novel ... Read full review


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Marnie Mueller (born Tule Lake War Relocation Center) is an American novelist.

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