por Santiago Roncagliolo
Looking for a good way to improve your Spanish fluency?.. Join us in this reading of this Peruvian author’s relating of a suspicious murder in the post civil conflict era (circa 2000) of Peru.
- Tuesdays: 10:30-11:45a or 5:30-6:45pm
- January 8 – Mar 12, 2013
In 10 class meetings we will practice our Spanish through the discussion of the weeks reading, as well as discussing and learning about Peruvian culture and its struggle and brutal campaign with a modern communist guerrilla movement – the Shining Path.
We will also be offering a book club/class for first time participants in a Club del Libro. New Spanish-language readers will appreciate the increased focus on the basic understanding of the book’s reading. Additional time will be provided for discussion & review of grammatical constructions.
- Thursdays: 5:30-7:15pm
- January 10 – Mar 14, 2013
Books available through Copperfields Petaluma (707-762-0563 – mention Colors of Spanish and receive 15% discount) or online. See the schedule on the Club del libro Calendar. Enrollment can be completed through our Enroll Now! form. Follow up instructions on language requirements and submitting payment will be provided in a follow-up email.
From the Independent “This sophisticated thriller drops readers into one of the most violent parts of the world: the small city of Ayacucho in the Andes of southern Peru, where the Mao-inspired rural guerrilla movement Sendero Luminoso – Shining Path – was born and was most active during the 1980s. The novel opens in 2000, and officially, the civil war that cost at least 70,000 lives is over. Tourists from Lima are arriving for the city’s famous Holy Week processions when a brutal murder occurs. Others follow: a serial killer is on the rampage.
…In a direct, easy style, Roncagliolo uses the techniques of a police procedural thriller to tell the terrible story of a society without hope.”