Pachacuti: World Overturned

  • Title: Pachacuti: World Overturned
  • Author: Lori Eshleman
  • ISBN: 9780866988063
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pachacuti World Overturned Three centuries after Columbus uprisings in South America still held out the hope of a Pachacuti or world turning which would reverse the fortunes of the Spanish and the Indians One such revolt in
    Three centuries after Columbus, uprisings in South America still held out the hope of a Pachacuti, or world turning, which would reverse the fortunes of the Spanish and the Indians One such revolt in the eighteenth century Kingdom of Quito entwines the lives of three people in a story of desire and unextinguished hope that mirrors the complex relations between conquerorsThree centuries after Columbus, uprisings in South America still held out the hope of a Pachacuti, or world turning, which would reverse the fortunes of the Spanish and the Indians One such revolt in the eighteenth century Kingdom of Quito entwines the lives of three people in a story of desire and unextinguished hope that mirrors the complex relations between conquerors and the conquered For Santiago Huam n the revolt sparks a quest to become a medicine man for young Ana Alfaro it brings exile and an illicit love affair and for the Jesuit inquisitor Gregorio Moncada, it precipitates spiritual doubt From the baroque city of Quito to a remote 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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    About Lori Eshleman


    1. Lori Eshleman has had a strong interest in Latin American culture since attending Fiesta Day parades on Mexican Independence Day in her home town of Sterling, IL She spent summers in Ecuador over a period of years, and received a Ph.D in Art History from the University of Minnesota Now she lives in Tempe, Arizona, and teaches at Arizona State University, including courses in Mexican art, art of the Americas, and medieval art She enjoys writing about themes of cultural, ethnic and religious encounter Her first historical novel, Pachacuti World Overturned Bagwyn Books, 2015 , draws on her experiences in Ecuador and on extensive research into the period of 18th century Andean life Her sources include historical chronicles, travel narratives, works of anthropology and religious studies, and folklore She also draws on religious festivals, rituals, and shamanic traditions in Ecuador The novel is set in the lush landscape of Ecuador with its volcanoes, cloud forests, jungle rivers, and exotic plants and animals and in the baroque city of Quito with its many gilded churches Reviewer James Thomas Stevens says of her novel, 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 This novel is a pachacuti, a world turning, in itself, leaving the reader dazzled beneath a fiery Andean sun See her Interview at ASU Magazine magazineu blog arts cuSee her Interview in ASU News asunewsu 20150325 eshlSee her Pinterest board pinterest lorieshlmn Review in ASU Magazine magazineu december 201San Francisco Book Review sanfranciscobookreviewPortland Book Review portlandbookreview 2015 08See her facebook page facebook lorihleman1Author Page on author lorieshl


    501 Comments


    1. 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 UniversityPachacuti brings both Pululahua and Quito to life with the stories and struggles of those who inhabit this majestic lan [...]

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    2. Lori Eshleman creates a riveting novel of strong interconnected characters in a poetic whirlwind of passion, clashing cultures, race, revolt and personal search for identity. Readers will quickly find themselves caught up in this startling and haunting vision of 18th century Ecuador, a tale carefully woven by an author who writes in a clear, contemporary voice.

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    3. Totally enjoyed this book. Grabbed my attention from page one. Got to love a guy sleeping off a drinking spree in a gutter with offal! Thank you First Reads for my free copy.

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    4. This is a marvelously written novel. It held my attention from beginning to end, and I couldn't wait to see how the characters evolved. One feels as if they are right there in the pages, feeling the emotions of the characters, and absorbing the aura of the time period. It swept me along at a good pace, and felt very "real".

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    5. win. Will read and review once received.

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    6. I loved this book, it had me from the first page. Another quick read.

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    7. The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, apparently affiliated with Arizona State University, published this book in paperback – odd considering their other books are hardbound. Dr. Lori Eshelman, a professor at ASU, spent many hours, months, and years in not only writing this book but living in Ecuador, which helped her create this historical novel. Her efforts deserved a hardbound book: so I must deduct a star for this.The book loses another star for style. While Professor Es [...]

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