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Lima Nights

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Lima Nights

A vibrant literary talent, National Book Award-finalist Marie Arana has won acclaim from critics coast-to-coast. With Lima Nights, she delivers a provocative portrait of erotic obsession in a tale of unlikely lovers who dangerously gamble on passion. Carlos Bluhm lives a conventional life in upper-class Lima, providing his wife and children with a comfortable haven, seemingly sheltered from the city’s political unrest. Then he meets an astonishingly beautiful dancer named Maria Fernandez. Indigenous and dark-skinned, she lives in the poverty-stricken shadows of his world, working at a tango bar and wise beyond her sixteen years. As their affair escalates, everything Bluhm and Maria have believed about themselves begins to change. At the moment of his greatest deception, he achieves ultimate bliss, not realizing it will cost him everything in the end. An unforgettable love story, Lima Nights unfolds like a tango: seductive and enchanting, and laced with dramatic turns.

Lima Nights
by Marie Arana

  • Publication Date: December 30, 2008
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The Dial Press
  • ISBN-10: 0385342586
  • ISBN-13: 9780385342582