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Joan Abelove

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"Go and Come Back" is a Young Adult novel by Joan Abelove. The novel is narrated by a young Isabo girl named Alicia, who lives in a small village in the Amazon jungle of Peru. Two anthropologists - who are called the "old white ladies" even though they are only in their late 20s - come to the village to study the Isabo. During their year in the village, they learn as much about themselves as they learn about the villagers. Go and Come Back is Joan Abelove's first novel.

One day two old white ladies arrive by boat in Poincushmana, a small Isabo village on the Paro River in the Amazon jungle of Peru, where Alicia lives were her family. One is tall with blond hair and is named Margarita, and the other is short and chubby like the Isabo and is named Joanna. The two white...

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