Woman of the Old Roads

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About this ebook

Nine stories about people who live in Tocache, where the cocaine cartels set up camp and the Peruvian government, under foreign pressure, set out to stop them. Each chapter is a story in it’s own right, yet they weave together magically, and tell the story of an idyllic village in the jungle and the people that lived there, and how influence from the cartels slowly changed it. There are coca farmers, prostitutes, teachers, chemists, store owners, and police. Yet they are the friends and family of people who live there, and the stories are told from their points of view.

About the author

Juan Rodríguez Pérez was born Sauce, Peru in 1952. He studied at the National University of San Marcos and currently lives in Lima, where he continues to write prolifically. Pérez's work is notable for its themes about the Peruvian Amazon. He has published numerous books and short stories in Spanish, and has had his work translated into English.

Joey Carney was born in Springfield, MO, a land of cow fields and green rivers. He has been a cook, a carpenter, a teacher, a lawn guy, a musician, and a night watchman. He currently writes and translates fiction and nonfiction, and lives between Lima, Peru and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

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