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Publisher's Summary

In a malarial outpost in the South American rain forest, two misplaced gringos converge and clash. Martin Quarrier has come to convert the fearful and elusive Niaruna Indians to his brand of Christianity. Lewis Moon, a stateless mercenary who is himself part Indian, has come to kill them on the behalf of the local comandante. Out of their struggle Peter Matthiessen has created an electrifying moral thriller, a novel of Conradian richness that explores both the varieties of spiritual experience and the politics of cultural genocide.
©1956 Peter Matthiessen (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Matthiessen has produced, in expertly crafted and sometimes deeply affecting prose, an entertainment full of glittering color, nose-to-nose conflict and heroic gestures." ( Washington Post Book World)
"Inventive and extremely well-written...incredibly moving and disturbing...a remarkable performance." - ( San Francisco Chronicle)
"Coarse, brutal, and elementally powerful....It revives one's faith in the future of fiction." ( Chicago Tribune)

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Great book!

I really liked the language used in this book. You could tell it was written in the sixties, and it helped put you into the world of these characters. It felt like one of those old black and white movies you just happen to stumble across on a Sunday afternoon and found yourself totally engrossed in. highly recommend... if your into that sort of thing.

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Very difficult to understand Ruined the book for me. I am disappointed. Refund my point please.

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Solid read

I felt the was a bit slow towards the end, but still worth the listen.