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An odyssey back to the origin,
This review is from: The lost steps (Hardcover)
An anthropologist flees his vacuous lifestyle in New York and travels to South America. Venturing into the jungle, the unnamed protagonist immerses himself in another world and finds peace among the primal societies there.
If you like the Mexican feature film: "CABEZA DE VACA", then you'll love this novel, which is full of literary allusions.
The language is tediously over-elaborate at times.
However, this work has elements of Proust + Conrad's Heart of Darkness woven into an allegory which retraces a mystic history of Spain & la conquista back to the innocence of the pre-conquest.