Book Giveaway - Chronicle of San Gabriel

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Chronicle of San Gabriel
by Julio Ramon Ribeyro, John Penuel (Translator)
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: Latin American Literary Review Press

Book Description

Chronicle of San Gabriel
explores an isolated rural Peruvian community from the perspective of a city dweller. After his mother's death, Lucho, a teenager, is sent from Lima to stay with his relatives at the San Gabriel hacienda. There he witnesses the provincial customs of an agrarian community. He is fascinated by his manipulative young cousin, with whom he develops a tortuous relationship. The novel is a testimony to the decay of the large Peruvian landed estate.

About the Author

Julio Ramon Ribeyro (1929-1994), was born in Peru and died in Paris, where he spent most of his life; he authored Los gallinazos sin plumas (Birds Without Feathers), Cuentos de circuns-tancias (Stories of Circumstances), and Las botellas y los hombres (Bottles and Men.)

Julio Ramón Ribeyro (1929-1994) is the author of three novels, a volume of plays, several collections of stories, a book of critical articles, a collection of aphorisms, and a diary. He is also the author of book of prose pieces that, as he himself says, "have no literary territory of their own."

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