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The Lost City

by Henry Shukman

The Lost City
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2008, 336 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2009, 336 pages

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A first novel set in the jungles of Peru and the lost cities of ancient civilizations

The Lost City wavers between character-driven drama and adventure tale. The novel begins with a triptych illustration of the Peruvian landscape. The hot, barren desert; the gray, fogged desert and the luscious green coast smacks of hell, purgatory, and Edenic heaven. Shukman makes the reader wait through three pages of detailed scenery depiction before giving the main character's name, Jackson Small. Shukman takes his time to build the expectation that rugged, difficult nature will play a main character opposite Jackson - but all is not as it first seems.

Jackson is escaping his present-day existence by searching for ancient ruins in the Peruvian unknown, and until he runs into some unexpected company while he's brewing tea over his campfire, nature seems like the only real obstacle to his ...

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