At Play in the Fields of the Lord

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

eBook - 1966
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The timely story of how the forces of change converge on a small tribe of Niaruna Indians living in the heart of the Amazon rain forest. In addition to being a prophetic commentary on emerging threats to the environment, and the troublesome encroachment of the modern world on traditional cultures, the novel is a suspenseful adventure story about two men striving to find meaning in a world not their own.
Publisher: London, Heinemann, 1966
ISBN: 9780307819642
0307819647
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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singasong70
Sep 28, 2016

Snow Leopard might be good but this was a little too grim to read while reading American Heiress especially.

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lukasevansherman
Jul 12, 2016

Intriguing, if not entirely successful, clash of civilizations novel from the award-winning author of "The Snow Leopard." In a remote jungle in South America, American missionaries, a cynical mercenary, and the native tribes battle over religion, culture, and land. None of the characters are particularly well-drawn and his critique of Western involvement in Latin America is fuzzy. Kingslover's "The Poisonwood Bible" is a better, more nuanced treatment of a similar subject. Made into a film in 1991 with Tom Berenger, John Lithgow, Tom Waits, and Daryl Hannah.

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