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The Devil's Curve: A Journey into Power and Profit at the Amazon's Edge Hardcover – Aug. 24 2012

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  • Item Weight : 458 g
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1553658979
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1553658973
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm
  • Publisher : Douglas & McIntyre; Canadian First edition (Aug. 24 2012)
  • Language: : English
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"Arno Kopecky's account of his journey through the Peruvian Amazon and into the desplazados' neighbourhoods of Colombia's Medellin is funny, complex, moving, and meticulously researched. Kopecky spends months talking to South American indigenous leaders about the impact of Canadian mining corporations on their communities, digging deep, asking the hard questions. The parallels to Canada's own indigenous communities' struggles against multinationals will not be lost on any reader. A must read." -- Carmen Aguirre, author of Canada Reads winner "Something Fierce"

"...an eclectic blend of travelogue, character study, political history and personal journey." ― Winnipeg Free Press

"a delightful narrative — replete with vivid descriptions of Awajun life in the Peruvian jungle, depressingly disturbing images of a violent and impoverished Colombia, and even a sprinkling of hilarious anecdotes" ― Chronicle Herald

About the Author

Arno Kopecky is the author of The Devil's Curve and Oil Man and the Sea. He is a journalist and travel writer whose dispatches have appeared in The Walrus, Foreign Policy, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s, The Tyee and Kenya’s Daily Nation. He has covered civil uprisings in Mexico, cyclones in Burma, Zimbabwe's 30-year dictatorship and election violence in Kenya. He lives in Squamish, B.C.

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