US SelfMadeHero - Ruins
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ISBN: 9781906838980
Available: September 2015
Binding: HB
RRP: $29.95/$35.95
Size: 190x260
Extent: 328
Author: Peter Kuper

“ A story of love, adventure, and politics - and two lives changed forever by Mexico ”

Samantha and George are a couple heading towards a sabbatical year in the quaint Mexican town of Oaxaca. For Samantha, it is the opportunity to revisit her past. For George, it is an unsettling step into the unknown. For both of them, it will be a collision course with political and personal events that will alter their paths and the town of Oaxaca forever. In tandem, the remarkable and arduous journey that a monarch butterfly endures on its annual migration from Canada to Mexico is woven into Ruins. This creates a parallel picture of the challenges of survival in our ever-changing world. Ruins explores the shadows and light of Mexico through its past and present as encountered by an array of characters. The real and surreal intermingle to paint an unforgettable portrait of life south of the Rio Grande.

Kuper's art is, page after page, astonishing

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