Woman of the Old Roads

by Juan Rodríguez Pérez

Short stories about the people who lived in the town of Tocache, Peru, when the cocaine cartels set up camp and the Peruvian government, under foreign pressure, set out to stop them.

Paperback

$11.50

ISBN:
994-2349-24949

Pub date: Nov 5, 2022

Ebook

$4.50

ISBN:
884-293-33395

Pub date: Nov 6, 2022

Short stories about the people who lived in the town of Tocache, Peru, when the cocaine cartels set up camp and the Peruvian government, under foreign pressure, set out to stop them.

The women in Juan Rodriguez Perez’s narrative–mothers, wise old women, neighbors, and subjects of love and desire–must face the two biggest problems that plagued the San Martín Region in Peru: armed subversion and drug trafficking. Set in a small town in the jungle, a Peruvian version of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, these are authentic stories that submerge the reader in nostalgia, developing sometimes bloodily and other times as if by destiny. There is no happy ending, only development within a period of history still hard to understand.

Rodríguez Pérez, Juan

Juan Rodríguez Pérez was born Sauce, Peru in 1952 in the middle of the Peruvian Amazon. He moved to Lima to study sociology at the National University of San Marcos. where he took root and remained. He continues to write novels and collections of short stories, such as Historia de amor desesperado, La perla del Huallaga, La sonrisa de Mariana, La viejita que hacía temblar a la lluvia, Sanguaza, La tierra de los demonios, Mujer de los viejos caminos, and Una casa junto al río, among others.