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Bryce-Echenique, Alfredo

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ISBN 10: 0375421432 / ISBN 13: 9780375421433
Published by Pantheon, New York, 2001
Soft cover
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Very Good in wrappers. Uncorrected Proof ( ARC ). ; 1.2 x 8.4 x 5.4 Inches; 272 pages; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Bookseller Inventory # 36530

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Publisher: Pantheon, New York

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Softcover

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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From the internationally acclaimed Peruvian writer—winner of the Cervantes Prize, the most prestigious literary award in the Spanish-speaking world—a tragicomic story of improbable, inevitable love.

At the center: a couple in love, in exile together and apart. He is Juan Manuel Carpio, a second-generation Peruvian of Native American origins, a middle-class singer-composer. She is Fernanda María de la Trinidad del Monte Montes, a polyglot and cultured Salvadoran. Through the mostly epistolary narrative set in 1960s Paris, revolutionary El Salvador, Chile, 1980s California, and London, we follow the thirty-year arc of their relationship.

At once cheerful, hopeful, and informed by a serene lack of sentimentality, the narrative—rich with the delights of paradox and hyperbole—sees the couple through disastrous and traumatic marriages to other people; the ups and downs of their respective careers; the inexorable effects of politics on their personal lives; their shifting passions and gradual realization that the truest bond between lovers is a tender, abiding, and respectful friendship.

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Alfredo Bryce Echenique was born in 1939 in Lima, Peru. He is the author of thirteen previous works of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel A World for Julius. He divides his time between France and Peru.

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