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Wendy Ewald: Magic Eyes: Scenes from an Andean Girlhood

Publisher: Seattle: Bay Press, 1992
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0941920216
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 107173



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket at issued. Photographs and text by Wendy Ewald and the children of Ráquira, Colombia. 180 pp., with numerous black-and-white plates. 8 x 7-3/4 inches.




From the publisher: "Magic Eyes is a true-life novel about magic, violence, and the powers of seeing. Told through the voices of Alicia Vásquez (not her real name) and family, it is a vivid memoir of love and revenge, survival and responsibility. Interweaving the story are remarkable photographs by Ewald and the children she taught in the Colombian village where she lived for two years. Through these compelling images we witness the passage of childhood as both unique and universal. Magic Eyes is tautly evocative -- a personal and social history of contemporary Colombia, infused with a reverence for the truth and power of storytelling."