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The Farm on the River of Emeralds.

Moritz Thomsen.

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ISBN 10: 039475994X / ISBN 13: 9780394759944
Edité par Random House: Vintage Departures, New York, NY, 1989
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First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; former owner's name at the front endpaper; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 344pp. This title made its first appearance in 1978, in a hardcover edition published by Houghton Mifflin & Co. Trade Paperback. Moritz Thomsen's first book, Living Poor, was an account of his experience living in the coastal village of Rioverde, Ecuador during his Peace Corps service. This is an excellent read, on par with Rohinton Mistry's novel, A Fine Balance, in that it is a powerful depiction of poverty. In the Farm on the River Emeralds Thompsen returns to Ecuador to purchase and literally hack a farm out of the jungle with his friend Ramon from Rioverde. The more familiar travel writer Paul Theroux has called Thomsen one of America's best writers. Theroux writes more of the journey and less of the destination. Thomsen is all about the destination. This book places you firmly on the farm near the village of Male, Ecuador. As Thomsen and Ramon struggle to establish the farm, hire workers, and adjust to the community he relates the struggle and the place to you with portrait accuracy of all the characters involved. I have never read an author in my 50+ years that describes the people in his book with such rich, succinct, and novel detail. In reading this book you will know what it is like living in rural Ecuador and will come to know those of the village from the ridiculous,and tragic Dalmiro to successful yet obscessed Ramon. This book is so good that once when I had lost my bookmark upon rereading passages that I had covered I found myself not wanting to skip over them but continued to reread to where I had left off as I savored Thomsen's descriptions, humor, exasperating experiences, and thoughts. N° de réf. du libraire 40733

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Titre : The Farm on the River of Emeralds.

Éditeur : Random House: Vintage Departures, New York, NY

Date d'édition : 1989

Reliure : Paperback

Edition : First Ed thus; First Printing indicated.

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A 53 year old, ex-Peace Corpsman named Moritz Thomsen dropped out in earnest and went back to the land in the jungles of Ecuador to build a farm on the Esmeraldas River. He relates his experiences with the jungle weather, poverty, disapearing markets and a radically different culture.

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