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Author
Arana, Marie
Descriptors
Adultery
Affairs
Cultural Differences
Marriage
Sexual Obsession
Teens
Location/Setting:
Peru
Time Period:
1980s
2000s
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Summary
Out slumming with his white, upper-class pals at a seedy dance club, Carlos Bluhm meets Maria, a poor teen girl of Indian descent. Intending to have a quick affair, he instead becomes obsessed with her, leading to the destruction of his marriage and social standing. Twenty years later, they are still living together, but their relationship is in tatters.
Critique
Arana again addresses issues of race and social class in this moving portrait of a relationship seemingly doomed from the start. Her writing is tender but honest, and she does not simplify her characters. Recommended.
ISBN
9780385342582
  iBistro
# of Pages
246
Published
2009
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Reviewer's Initials: DO


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