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Irma del Águila
The Island of Fushía

(La isla de Fushía)

Literary Fiction

  • Published: 01/04/2016
  • ISBN: 9786124244506
  • 185 pages

In the manner of a travel log, in The Island of Fushía Irma del Águila gradually reveals an unlikely story and reconstructs the characters’ past and present. But primarily she outlines a setting—the jungle—whose vast potential imposes itself upon her. The academic and cultural parameters she brings with her will have to be redefined once she is confronted with the course of the jungle’s rivers, the knowledge of its natives, and the discovery of the identities of the women who perhaps once lived on the island that brought her to the Amazon in the first place.

About the author

Irma won the 3rd Prize of the Novela Breve de la Cámara Peruana del Libro with El hombre que hablaba en el cielo (2011), and the Concurso Internacional de Cuentos of