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The Killer's Tears

by Anne-Laure Bondoux

The Killer's Tears
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    Feb 2006, 176 pages
    May 2007, 176 pages

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An affecting fable-like style sustains this unusual story set in Chile. Older Teens/Adults

From the book jacket: On the afternoon when Angel Allegria arrives at the Poloverdos' farmhouse, he kills the farmer and his wife. But he spares their child, Paolo – a young boy who will claim this as the day on which he was born. Together the killer and the boy begin a new life on this remote and rugged stretch of land in Chile.

Then Luis Secunda, a well-to-do and educated fellow from the city descends upon them. Paolo is caught in the paternal rivalry between the two men. But life resumes its course . . . until circumstances force the three to leave the farm. In doing so, Angel and Luis confront their pasts as well as their inevitable destinies – destinies that profoundly shape Paolo...

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