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Pachacuti: World Overturned

by Lori Eshleman

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Lori Eshleman has woven an intricate and marvelous Andean textile of many hues: history, politics, religion, hope, despair, jealousy, betrayal, and sex . . . The result is a nuanced and rich tapestry of local flavors, smells, rituals, terrain and expletives; a fast-moving book that avoids facile resolutions and paper-thin protagonists.
—Jaime Lara, Ph.D., Arizona State University

Pachacuti brings both Pululahua and Quito to life with the stories and struggles of those who inhabit this majestic land of volcanoes and jungles, and pulls the reader into the tumultuous times of 18th Century revolt against both the Spanish, and the Jesuit missionaries. Deftly weaving history with strong characters in conflict with both class and race, Eshleman returns the human elements, both inhuman and humane, that are so often stripped away from history.
—James Thomas Stevens, Author of Combing the Snakes from His Hair ( )
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Three centuries after Columbus, uprisings in South America still held out the hope that a Pachacuti, or world-turning, would reverse the fortunes of the Spanish and Indians. One such revolt in 18th century Ecuador entwines the lives of three people in a story that mirrors the relations between conquerors and conquered: for Santiago the revolt sparks a quest to become a medicine man; for Ana it brings exile and an illicit love affair; and for the Jesuit Gregorio it precipitates spiritual doubt. From the baroque city of Quito to a hacienda in South America’s largest crater, Pachacuti: World Overturned captures the grandeur and decay of the Spanish Empire on the eve of disintegration.
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