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The Vision of Elena Silves

(1989)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
In the Amazon city of Belen, in the heart of the Peruvian jungle, three old men sit on a bench. They sit in the square every day under the hot sun, remembering the women they loved and the world when it was a better place. One day a woman hurries past their bench whom all have reason to remember - Elena Silves, the girl with eyes as blue as the sky who once saw a vision and has been incarcerated by the Church authorities in a convent high in the Andes ever since. But the old men remember something else. They remember that Elena had been in love at the time with Gabriel, a student revolutionary who became the most wanted man in Belen.


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November 1990 : USA Hardback

Title: The Vision of Elena Silves
Author(s): Nicholas Shakespeare
ISBN: 0-394-58477-5 / 978-0-394-58477-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Vision of Elena Silves
Author(s): Nicholas Shakespeare
ISBN: 0-00-271031-5 / 978-0-00-271031-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Harvill Press
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September 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vision Of Elena Silves
Author(s): Nicholas Shakespeare
ISBN: 0-09-958992-3 / 978-0-09-958992-1 (UK edition)
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December 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vision Of Elena Silves
Author(s): Nicholas Shakespeare
ISBN: 0-09-946617-1 / 978-0-09-946617-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vision of Elena Silves
Author(s): Nicholas Shakespeare
ISBN: 0-330-33769-6 / 978-0-330-33769-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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November 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Vision of Elena Silves
Author(s): Nicholas Shakespeare
ISBN: 0-14-013304-6 / 978-0-14-013304-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Vision Of Elena Silves
Author(s): Nicholas Shakespeare
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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