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    Victor Perera (Author)

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Victor Perera's father, a talmudic scholar, was a first-generation immigrant in Guatemala who began as an itinerant pedlar, selling bolts of cloth to Indians. He later arranged a marriage by mail with a third cousin from Jerusalem, and gradually became one of the capital's leading merchants. His son moved with the adaptability of a child between the sheltered life of his bourgeois family and the Catholic, anti-semitic and sex-dominated world outside. Victor Perera survived, but the violent character of life in Guatemala - a land haunted by death squads - crippled the lives of his Indian nurse, his white classmates and his 'mestizo' best friend.
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  • PDF | 220 pages
  • Victor Perera (Author)
  • Eland Publishing Ltd: New edition edition (30 May 1991)
  • English
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  • Biography

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