Ted Peterson, son of former missionaries to Guatemala, returns to that country to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Caught up in a culture of violence and deadly secrets, what he learns is as much about himself as his father.
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Shirley and Rudy Nelson have survived over sixty years of marriage and collaboration. Between them they have published four books, produced a documentary, and contributed to a variety of periodicals and anthologies. They have a really neat family and a lot of great friends. They are also very old.Review:
''A fantastic book. It perfectly conveys the shifting shadows of the time and place, of knowing and not knowing, of who is a friend and who is not, of realities that come and go, that may or may not be true.''
--Virginia Garrard-Burnett, author of Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efraín Ríos Montt.
''The real thing, a portrait of a country at war that rings true: murky terror, long silence, intensity, hope.''
--Dennis Smith, PCUSA Regional Liaison, Brazil and Southern Cone.
''A luminous, richly layered and beautifully written story about memory and resistance.''
--Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary.
''Full of stir and unfolding, the evocations of place-the landscapes and streetscapes and interiors and even the weathers never mere backdrop but an expansion of the
paradoxes of beauty and terror.''
--Eugene Garber, author of O Amazonas Escuro.
A remarkably haunting novel. I love the characters, especially the narrator, a reluctant and complex guy. With him we sift through dangerous half-truths, decode sleight of hand, and weigh the fidelity of the people around him.''
--Jeanne Murray Walker, author of Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer's.
''The Nelsons have written a gripping narrative that explores the tragedy and heroism of existing within Guatemala's religious communities.''
--Robert Brenneman, author of Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America.
''With this story, the authors remind us of the power of literature to combat political and moral amnesia. It deserves a place next to the very finest political novels.''
--Chris Robinson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Clarkson University; co-host of Readers and Writers, NCPR Book Show. --Wipf and Stock Publishers
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