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The mountain that eats men / Ander Izagirre ; translated by Tim Gutteridge.

Izagirre, Ander, 1976- (author.). Gutteridge, Tim, (translator.).

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Homer Public Library 984.14 IZA 000155407 Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1786994569
  • ISBN: 9781786994561
  • ISBN: 9781786994554
  • ISBN: 1786994550
  • Physical Description: ix, 229 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: London : Zed Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-229).
Formatted Contents Note:
1. In the Land of Fabulous Treasures -- 2. The Princess and the Baron -- 3. The Power Keg -- 4. The Dumping Ground -- 5. The Devil.
Summary, etc.:
From the 16th century, the mines of Potosí, perched high in the Andes, bankrolled the Spanish empire. During those years immense wealth allowed the city to grow larger than London at the time and the mountain was quickly given the epithet Cerro Rico--the 'rich mountain'. But today, Potosí's inhabitants are some of the poorest in South America while the mountain itself has been so greedily plundered that its summit is on the verge of collapsing. So many people have died in the mines that Cerro Rico is now called the 'mountain that eats men'. In this captivating, moving tale of harrowing bravery and wistful beauty Ander Izagirre tells the story of the mountain and those who risk their lives in its shadow through the eyes of Alicia--a 14-year-old girl working in the dark, dangerous mines to support her family. Through her eyes we can come to know the story of postcolonial Bolivia--back cover.
Language Note:
Translated from the Spanish.
Awards Note:
Winner of the English Pen Award
Subject: Manners and customs.
Potosí (Bolivia)
Potosí (Bolivia) > Social life and customs.
Potosí (Bolivia) > History.
Bolivia > Potosí.
Genre: History.