Lost Steps (Paperback)

By Alejo Carpentier

University of Minnesota Press, 9780816638079, 296pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2001

List Price: 18.50*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

Translated into twenty languages and published in more than fourteen Spanish editions, The Lost Steps, originally published in 1953, is Alejo Carpentier's most heralded novel.

A composer, fleeing an empty existence in New York City, takes a journey with his mistress to one of the few remaining areas of the world not yet touched by civilization -- the upper reaches of a great South American river. The Lost Steps describes his search, his adventures, and the remarkable decision he makes in a village that seems to be truly outside history.