Eucalyptus

Product Number: EB00664946
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781927428382
Publisher: Biblioasis
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Description

An Amazon.ca Best Book of 2013: Top 100/Editors' Pick "Captivating . . . a story of blood, hatred, vengeance, and politics."-Radio-Canada Alberto Ventura has travelled to Chile to attend the funeral of his father, Roberto. A man hated and loved both by his family and the local people, Roberto was known in the village as an enigma, a rake, a controversial boss, and a quick-tempered thug. It's said that he has destroyed the family land by mass-farming eucalyptus trees, and he's known to have killed a local boy in a fit of rage. Yet as Alberto delves into the rumours that obscure his father's death-was it natural causes, vengeance, murder, or self-sacrifice?-he finds the reputation at stake is his own. In a breath-catching story of race and identity, rife with Chile's centuries-old tension between natives and local landowners, Mauricio Segura's Eucalyptus investigates the flashpoint of one village community in an expanding world. "Well-executed, with a cinematic quality and keen visual sense . Segura locates the political through the personal in a way that is uncommon."-Stephen Sparks, Green Apple Books "A solid novelist of infallible instincts."-L'ActualitE

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Author(s): Mauricio Segura
Original Publish Date: Oct 07, 2013

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