In this tragic tale, Peruvian novelist Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation preserves one of Peru’s most distinctive voices.
The group will meet Wednesday, July 13, 7-8:00 pm, 3rd Floor, Seminar Room, Main Library. Attendees have the option to read in English and/or Spanish. Discussions may also be in English and Spanish. Attendees do not have to be bilingual. Copies of Clorinda Matto de Turner’s Torn from the Nest (Spanish: Aves sin nido) will be held at the 2nd floor Readers Services Desk one month before the discussion. Call to register at (847) 448-8620!