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Return to the Dark Valley

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Return to the Dark Valley
Title
Return to the Dark Valley
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Santiago Gamboa ; translated from the Spanish by Howard Curtis
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Language
eng
Summary
Gritty Central and South American lives from an underground Colombian literary voice.Santiago Gamboa is one of Colombia's most exciting young writers. In the manner of Roberto Bolaño, Gamboa infuses his kaleidoscopic, cosmopolitan stories with a dose of inky dark noir that makes his novels intensely readable, his characters unforgettable, and his style influential.Manuela Beltrán, a woman haunted by a troubled childhood she tries to escape through books and poetry; Tertuliano, an Argentine preacher who claims to be the Pope's son, ready to resort to extreme methods to create a harmonious society; Ferdinand Palacios, a Colombian priest with a dark paramilitary past now confronted with his guilt; Rimbaud, the precocious, brilliant poet whose life was incessant exploration; and, Juana and the consul, central characters in Gamboa's Night Prayers, who are united in a relationship based equally on hurt and need. These characters animate Gamboa's richly imagined portrait of a hostile, turbulent world where liberation is found in perpetual movement and determined exploration
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"Manuela Beltrâan, a poet haunted by a troubled childhood, is bent on revenge for the wrongs she suffered at the hands of her mother's lover. Her vendetta will draw together a cast of enigmatic characters, the inhabitants of Gamboa's 'dark valley.' Thereis Tertullian, an Argentine who claims to be the Pope's son, ready to consort to extreme methods to create a harmonious society. There is Ferdinand Palacios, a Colombian priest with a dark paramilitary past now confronted with his guilt. Then there are Juana and 'the consul, ' united in a complex relationship based on desire, need, and pain. Finally, there's Arthur Rimbaud, the precocious, brilliant poet whose dramatic life story plays a central role in this kaleidoscopic tale"--Taken from inner cover
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10581775
Cataloging source
BT
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1965-
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  • Gamboa, Santiago
  • Curtis, Howard
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1949-
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Curtis, Howard
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Return to the Dark Valley
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8f8d156a-ff4c-43ef-a8d2-a2b4453a6db3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609454265
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Return to the Dark Valley
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8f8d156a-ff4c-43ef-a8d2-a2b4453a6db3
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781609454265
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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