In a remote corner of a Latin American rainforest, a badly wounded soldier encounters an English Catholic priest who takes him to the Indian village where Father Thomas has his church The Indians, whose traditional way of life is under threat from squatters who settle in the forest they once had all to themselves, are wary of the new arrival The army has been sent to eviIn a remote corner of a Latin American rainforest, a badly wounded soldier encounters an English Catholic priest who takes him to the Indian village where Father Thomas has his church The Indians, whose traditional way of life is under threat from squatters who settle in the forest they once had all to themselves, are wary of the new arrival The army has been sent to evict the squatters, but they are defended by a group of guerrillas Venustiano, the proud young Indian head of the village, is determined to protect his people, but sometimes feels powerless against the changes taking place around him He despairs of his people s craving for city life, and he mistrusts the squatters, the guerrillas, the army, Father Thomas and even Milagros, the archaeologist searching the area for the ruins of a lost ancient city without success But his immediate problem is the bloodthirsty jaguar prowling around the village he is the only Indian with a gun, and he means to use it.In his first novel for five years, Panos Karnezis tells a story of almost elemental directness The dilemmas faced by his characters are stark in their simplicity, and yet seemingly incapable of resolution This short novel has profound things to say about faith, justice, progress, and violence.
The Fugitives In a remote corner of a Latin American rainforest a badly wounded soldier encounters an English Catholic priest who takes him to the Indian village where Father Thomas has his church The Indians who
The Fugitives A Beautiful Story in a Beautiful SettingThe Fugutives is Panos Karnezis first novel in five years at only 194 pages it might not be the longest novel in history but in its beauty it has no comparison In those 194 pages we get a story which packs a punch and asks us to examine our own relationships we have, whether it is with God, with nature and with each other, a reflection of the world today.Set in a Latin American rainforest and English Priest, Father Thomas discovers a badly wo [...]
I received this book for free through First Reads.A short story of conflicting culture and beliefs, Panos Karnezis introduces us to a part of the world we are unlikely to encounter Set in an Indian village within an unspecified Latin American country, lives a Catholic priest with the hopeless task of converting the natives The clash of culture and distrust of the white man cause the Indians to be wary of this new religion, however they have bigger things to worry about Squatters and guerilla sol [...]
Please note I won this book in a giveaway, but this is still my honest review and I am pleased to say I really enjoyed this book Within this book you follow Father Thomas who rescues a wounded soldier in the forest as he is travelling back to the Indian village, which will place his life and the Indians in the village at risk You will also learn about the Indians that live in the forest and the effects caused by squatters who start living in the forest too Panos writing style makes it easy for y [...]
A winI found reading the fugitives by Panos Karnezis very enjoyable easy to read.This story is set around a Catholic missionary priest in an Indian village in the rainforest, an archaeologist looking for a lost civilisation The priest Father Thomas finds an injured soldier from a guerrillas attack, this is start of the downfall of the Indians way of living in the rain forest I connected with the characters well, and feel that the clash between western culture that of the Indians way of life was [...]
A short and simple story of people doing the right thing but the world is full of choices that are grey not black and white The story always went to an unexpected place which was believable and tough I liked the characters.
Good, well told story and well written Could not put it down and finished in two days There is a sadness to it however, with the inevitable results of a clash of cultures, beliefs and so called progress.
I won a copy in a giveaway.
I read this book as I was headed at the time to South America The book is very well written but the characters are a depressing group doubt an accurate view of life given the geography and politics of their existence A heavy read.