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10 books to read about Peru

Here is a personal whistle stop tour of some books I read about Peru which helped me understand that vast and complex country a little better: Andes by Michael Jacobs is travel writing at its very best. The book describes … Continue reading

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At Night We Walk in Circles- Daniel Alarcon

This latest novel by Daniel Alarcón brings another dimension to the portrayal of contemporary Peru seen in his brilliant short story collection ‘War by Candlelight’ : the villages of the Andes where ‘the thin air is magical’ and ‘everything is a … Continue reading

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Short stories from Peru-War by Candlelight by Daniel Alarcon

In these short stories Daniel Alarcon combines a concise and deft narrative skill with a dense distillation of experience which leaves a sense of unease lingering in the mind long after reading. The stories take place in Peru and the … Continue reading

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