The Monkey's Paw: New Chronicles from Peru
Robin Kirk (Author)
DescriptionDrawing on Peru's rich history, journalist Robin Kirk combines interviews and personal narrative to present a vivid portrait of this turbulent country. The book opens with her first trip to Peru in 1983, just as the Shining Path guerrillas plunged the nation into sudden, violent change. Amid the horror and loss of war, she finds moving and often marvelous human stories of people from all walks of life. She ends her narrative with the bittersweet return of peasant refugees to their war-ravaged Andean villages.
University of Massachusetts Press
November 21, 1997
5.97 X 8.93 X 0.66 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author
Robin Kirk is author of the INDIE-award-winning novel The Bond. She has published essays in The New York Times, Mother Jones, The Washington Post, and the Best American Travel Writing, among others. She won the Glamour magazine nonfiction contest and was featured in Oxford American's Best of the South issue. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.