Lima Nights
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    Jan-2009 (Hardcover)
    Jul-2010 (Paperback)
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    General Fiction
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From a National Book Award finalist--for her memoir American Chica--and the author of the acclaimed novel Cellophane comes this spare, powerful story of sexual obsession and its consequences.

Carlos Bluhm leads the good life in upper-class Lima: he attends social functions with his elegant wife, goes out drinking with his three best friends, has the occasional, fleeting assignation. . . . Until he meets Maria Fernandez, a dancer at a tango bar in a rough part of town. The beautiful sixteen-year-old intoxicates him. An indigenous dark-skinned Peruvian, she represents everything his safe white world does not, and soon he can't get her out of his mind. They begin a passionate affair, one that will destroy his marriage and shatter the only reality he's ever known.

Flash forward twenty years: against all odds, Carlos and Maria have remained together. But when Maria finally presses for a formal commitment, feelings long suppressed erupt in a tense endgame that sends both of them hurtling toward a dangerous resolution that will forever alter their lives.

Brilliantly realized, erotic, unsentimental, Lima Nights is a unique love story and a stunning work of fiction that will reverberate long after its final page.
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    • Jul-2010
    • Dial Press
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0385342594
    • ISBN13: 9780385342599
    • First Edition
    • Jan-2009
    • Dial Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0385342586
    • ISBN13: 9780385342582
    • Dec-2008
    • The Dial Press
    • eBook (Kindle)
    • Jan-2009
    • Random House
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0440338182
    • ISBN13: 9780440338185

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