The Risk of Returning, Second Edition

A Novel

By Shirley Nelson, Rudy Nelson

The Risk of Returning, Second Edition

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  • ISBN: 9781498219228
  • Pages: 372
  • Publication Date: 12/18/2014
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  • ISBN: 9781498219228
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The Risk of Returning, Second Edition

A Novel

By Shirley Nelson, Rudy Nelson

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781498219228
  • Pages: 372
  • Publication Date: 12/18/2014
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
ebook-logo

eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781498219228
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 12/18/2014
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
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*All eBooks are non-returnable

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About-

Ted Peterson, son of former missionaries to Guatemala, returns to that country to solve the mystery of his father's disappearance. Caught up in a culture of violence and deadly secrets, what he learns is as much about himself as his father.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"A fantastic book. It perfectly conveys the shifting shadows of the time and place, of knowing and not knowing, of who is a friend and who is not, of realities that come and go, that may or may not be true."
--Virginia Garrard-Burnett, author of Terror in the Land of the Holy Spirit: Guatemala Under General Efrain Rios Montt.

"The real thing, a portrait of a country at war that rings true: murky terror, long silence, intensity, hope."
--Dennis Smith, PCUSA Regional Liaison, Brazil and Southern Cone.

"A luminous, richly layered and beautifully written story about memory and resistance."
--Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary.

"Full of stir and unfolding, the evocations of place--the landscapes and streetscapes and interiors and even the weathers never mere backdrop but an expansion of the
paradoxes of beauty and terror."
--Eugene Garber, author of O Amazonas Escuro.

"A remarkably haunting novel. I love the characters, especially the narrator, a reluctant and complex guy. With him we sift through dangerous half-truths, decode sleight of hand, and weigh the fidelity of the people around him."
--Jeanne Murray Walker, author of Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer's.

"The Nelsons have written a gripping narrative that explores the tragedy and heroism of existing within Guatemala's religious communities."
--Robert Brenneman, author of Homies and Hermanos: God and Gangs in Central America.

"With this story, the authors remind us of the power of literature to combat political and moral amnesia. It deserves a place next to the very finest political novels."
--Chris Robinson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Clarkson University; co-host of Readers and Writers, NCPR Book Show.

Contributors-

Shirley Nelson
Rudy Nelson

Bio(s)-

Shirley and Rudy Nelson have survived over sixty years
of marriage and collaboration. Between them they
have published four books, produced a documentary,
and contributed to a variety of periodicals and anthol-
ogies. They have a really neat family and a lot of great
friends. They are also very old.

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