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The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
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Korean Title: Yeonae Soseol Ingneun No-in
Author: Luis Sepulveda
Translator: Chang Jeong
Publisher: Yeollinchaekdeul
190 pages

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>>>This book is written in Korean only.

About This Book

From a Chilean living outside his country, a provocative novella set in the Amazonian region of Ecuador. The village of El Idilio is remote, to say the least, and twice a year an itinerant dentist makes his way up river to rid the villagers of their oral afflictions. One of the dentist's buddies is an old-timer to whom he brings a six-month supply of the romance novels he loves to read. Antonio Jose Bolivar and his wife had gone into the jungle to live, but the jungle claimed the life of his beloved; Antonio at first blamed the jungle, but as time passed--as he passed time spent with the Indians of the region--he came to appreciate the jungle as the magnificent entity it is and to appreciate the destructiveness "civilization" brings to it. Now Antonio lives a village existence, alone with his romance novels. But when a female ocelot begins carrying out a reign of terror in the area, Antonio's expertise in jungle ways is called upon to get rid of the problem. Over her beautiful dead body he sheds tears, and to his romance novels he retreats. As simple on the surface as a fable, this economically presented tale is, true to a fable, deeply resonant--in this case, about the need for a worldwide ecological mind-set. -- Brad Hooper

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