A native of Pomabamba, Peru, Dorila A. Marting grew up surrounded by the tales of her native city as told by family members and local Quechua storytellers. In Peruvian Short Stories, Marting brings these childhood accounts to life with a narrative that is as distinctively authentic as it is universally relatable. With voices spanning from the small and elderly mouse (The Emigration of Domestic Animals) to the all-encompassing Mama Patcha (Mother Earth), every story is uniquely enchanting while still supporting the overall parable that is weaved throughout the collection. Marting illustrates her memories with the ease of the Quechua storytellers of her youth, and indeed these accounts of love, loss, family, nature, friendship, and respect are as crucial and resonant today as they were during the inception of Peruvian Folklore.
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About the Author
DORILA A. MARTING, mother of two, was born in Peru and came to the United states “as an immigrant to the land of freedom and opportunities.” For many years, Marting was a correspondent for the Arizona Republic and the Arizona Daily Sun. She received her M.A. from the University of Arizona, and spent the rest of her career teaching. Peruvian Short Stories is her second book
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very good and interesting!! I was happy reading this book and getting to know better about the folcklore and traditions from Peru.