A Land Without Sin

A Novel

By Paula Huston

A Land Without Sin

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  • ISBN: 9781620326589
  • Pages: 312
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2013
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A Land Without Sin

A Novel

By Paula Huston

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  • ISBN: 9781620326589
  • Pages: 312
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $27.00
Web Price: $21.60
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781620326589
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2013
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Web Price: $21.60
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About-

As revolutionary forces gather in the Lacandon jungle of southern Mexico in the fall of 1993, an idealistic American priest vanishes from his post in San Cristobal de Las Casas. The Church, immersed in trying to negotiate a peaceful solution to the escalating conflict between wealthy landowners and poverty-stricken indigenas, remains strangely silent in the face of his disappearance. When his sister, Eva, only thirty-four but already a hardened battlefield photojournalist, finds out what's going on, she flies to Central America to find him, taking a job assisting a taciturn Dutch Mayanist in order to provide herself with a cover. But as it turns out, he, too, is on a secret quest. From the great pyramids of Tikal and the graceful palaces of Palenque to the shadowy guerrilla camps of the vast Lacandon, A Land Without Sin is a modern-day journey into the heart of darkness.

Endorsements & Reviews-

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Summer Books 2013


"In A Land Without Sin Paula Huston has written a novel that's wise and wry, tragic and tender, and altogether thrilling. Both moved and enthralled, I couldn't stop reading."
--Robert Clark
Author of In the Deep Midwinter and Love Among the Ruins

"Huston treads where few writers dare, jumping fearlessly into the roiling cauldron of factious Central American politics, class, culture, and religions. No doubt it would have been easier to write a mere gloss, a panoramic report describing the horror of war, revolution, grinding poverty, and the inevitable human carnage. However, the lens through which Huston sees penetrates far deeper than a perusal of these surface wounds to examine the limits of family loyalty, faith, and the causes and cure of hatred. A Land Without Sin is a compelling narrative that leaves me both haunted and hungry for more."
--Gina Ochsner
Author of People I Wanted to Be and The Russian Dreambook of Color and Flight

"With some of the sheer excitement of H. Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines and the depth of soulful inquiry of Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory, Paula Huston's A Land Without Sin is a savvy look at the violent struggles in southern Mexico over the last quarter century and a vivid perspective on the hopes and perils of liberation theology. It is a poignant and splendid book."
--Ron Hansen
Author of Mariette in Ecstasy and Atticus

Contributors-

Paula Huston

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Paula Huston is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Daughters of Song, plus six works of creative nonfiction. Her essays and short fiction have been honored by Best American Short Stories, The Best Spiritual Writing, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She currently teaches in Seattle Pacific University's MFA in Creative Writing program.

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