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The Vision of Elena Silves

Nicholas Shakespeare

Format: Hardcover

Language: English

Pages: 249

Publisher: Knopf; 1st American ed edition (November 21, 1990)

ISBN: 0394584775

Format: PDF / Kindle / ePub

Size: 8.2 MB

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In the Amazon city of Belen, in the heart of the Peruvian jungle, three old men sit on a bench. They sit in the square every day under the hot sun, remembering the women they loved and the world when it was a better place. One day a woman hurries past their bench whom all have reason to remember - Elena Silves, the girl with eyes as blue as the sky who once saw a vision and has been incarcerated by the Church authorities in a convent high in the Andes ever since. But the old men remember something else. They remember that Elena had been in love at the time with Gabriel, a student revolutionary who became the most wanted man in Belen.