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Set in a malarial outpost of the South American jungle, Matthiessen's electrifying moral thriller follows the clash between two misplaced gringos: ...Show synopsisSet in a malarial outpost of the South American jungle, Matthiessen's electrifying moral thriller follows the clash between two misplaced gringos: Martin Quarrier, who has come to convert the local Indians to Christianity, and Lewis Moon, a half-Indian mercenary who has been hired to kill them. "Extraordinary . . . beautifully written". New York Times. Now the basis for a major motion picture starring John Lithgow, Tom Berenger, and Daryl Hannah.Hide synopsis
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Description:New. 5 x 8. New with minimal shelfwear. In a malarial outpost in...New. 5 x 8. New with minimal shelfwear. In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash. A novel that explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide.
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This is a very good book, but not great. Matthiessen's writing is engrossing and it is difficult to put it down. However, the vileness of some of the subject matter is a bit hard to swallow. This is, no doubt, a realistic tale, written after Matthiessen had traveled throughout the continent. The movie ...
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