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Through the arc of the rain forest : a novel

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita
Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press ; Saint Paul, Minn. : Distributed to trade by Consortium Book Sales, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, five characters converge on a magical Brazilian plain in the heart of the rain forest. Their fates are entwined with this phenomenal expanse, which transforms their lives, raising them to the heights of wealth and fame, before carrying them to the brink of disaster.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Tei Yamashita
ISBN: 091827382X 9780918273826
OCLC Number: 21910436
Awards: American Book Award, 1991
Description: 212 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I: The Beginning --
Chapter 1. Kazumasa Ishimaru --
Chapter 2. Batista and Tania Aparecida Djapan --
Chapter 3. Mane Da Costa Pena --
Chapter 4. GGG --
Chapter 5. Chico Paco --
Chapter 6. Jonathan B. Tweep --
Part II: The Developing World --
Chapter 7. The Pigeon --
Chapter 8. The Pilgrim --
Chapter 9. Three Hands --
Chapter 10. Fortune --
Chapter 11. Saved --
Part III: More Development --
Chapter 12. The Feather --
Chapter 13. Pilgrim's Progress --
Chapter 14. Karaoke --
Chapter 15. Prendas Domesticas --
Chapter 16. The Matacao --
Part IV: Loss of Innocence --
Chapter 17. The Ball --
Chapter 18. Featherology --
Chapter 19. Michelle Mabelle --
Chapter 20. Promises --
Chapter 21. Homing --
Part V: More Loss --
Chapter 22. Plastics --
Chapter 23. Remote Control --
Chapter 24. Trialectics --
Chapter 25. Radio --
Chapter 26. Pigeon Communications --
Part VI: Return --
Chapter 27. Typhus --
Chapter 28. Carnival --
Chapter 29. Rain of Feathers --
Chapter 30. Bacteria --
Chapter 31. The Market --
Chapter 32. The Tropical Tilt.
Responsibility: by Karen Tei Yamashita.
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In the style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, five characters converge on a magical Brazilian plain in the heart of the rain forest. Their fates are entwined with this phenomenal expanse, which transforms their lives, raising them to the heights of wealth and fame, before carrying them to the brink of disaster.

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