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Lima Nights

Lima Nights

(2008)
A novel by

 
From a National Book Award finalist - for her memoir American Chica - and the author of the acclaimed novel Cellophane comes this spare, powerful story of sexual obsession and its consequences.

Carlos Bluhm leads the good life in upper-class Lima: he attends social functions with his elegant wife, goes out drinking with his three best friends, has the occasional, fleeting assignation. . . . Until he meets Maria Fernandez, a dancer at a tango bar in a rough part of town. The beautiful sixteen-year-old intoxicates him. An indigenous dark-skinned Peruvian, she represents everything his safe white world does not, and soon he can't get her out of his mind. They begin a passionate affair, one that will destroy his marriage and shatter the only reality he's ever known.

Flash forward twenty years: against all odds, Carlos and Maria have remained together. But when Maria finally presses for a formal commitment, feelings long suppressed erupt in a tense endgame that sends both of them hurtling toward a dangerous resolution that will forever alter their lives.

Brilliantly realized, erotic, unsentimental, Lima Nights is a unique love story and a stunning work of fiction that will reverberate long after its final page.

 
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Hardback Editions

December 2008 : USA Hardback
Title: Lima Nights
Author(s): Marie Arana
ISBN: 0-385-34258-6 / 978-0-385-34258-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

July 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: Lima Nights: A Novel
Author(s): Marie Arana
ISBN: 0-385-34259-4 / 978-0-385-34259-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Lima Nights
Author(s): Marie Arana
Publisher: The Dial Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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