The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis; Translated from the Spanish by Bush, Peter Sepulveda

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In a remote river town deep in the Ecuadoran jungle, Antonio José Bolívar seeks refuge in amorous novels. But tourists and opportunists are making inroads into the area, and the balance of nature is making a dangerous shift. Translated by Peter Bush.

 

About Luis; Translated from the Spanish by Bush, Peter Sepulveda

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Published January 1, 1993 by Harcourt Brace & Co. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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In a remote Ecuadorean river town, an elderly widower-who finds comfort in reading romance novels brought to him by the visiting dentist-joins in the hunt for an enraged ocelot whose cubs were killed

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Gold prospectors, gringo intruders and seedy adventurers murder indigenous peoples, slaughter endangered species and turn Ecuador's lush jungle into a wasteland in this short, poignant novel with a re

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Gold prospectors, gringo intruders and seedy adventurers murder indigenous peoples, slaughter endangered species and turn Ecuador's lush jungle into a wasteland in this short, poignant novel with a resounding environmental message.

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In a remote Ecuadorean river town, an elderly widower-who finds comfort in reading romance novels brought to him by the visiting dentist-joins in the hunt for an enraged ocelot whose cubs were killed by a gold prospector.

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This week Phil Davis took a break as the devil was left to one side, along with scheming RPG fanboy ...

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Australian director Rolf de Heer's fondness for making films about isolated characters on the fringes of society, already amply demonstrated in "Bad Boy Bubby," "Epsilon," "The Quiet Room" and "Dance Me to My Song," gets an elegiac work-out in "The Old Man Who Read Love Stories," a gentle and imm...

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