Everything you need to understand or teach Through the Arc of the Rainforest by Karen Tei Yamashita.
In Through the Arc of the Rain Forest, author Karen Tei Yamashita weaves together multiple plotlines. A Japanese man with a strange satellite hovering inches from his forehead decides to move to São Paulo, Brazil. A husband and wife create a pigeon homing business. An American corporate executive moves from New York to Brazil in hopes of harnessing a newly discovered sheet of rock. And a local Amazonian resident becomes an expert on feathers. The novel deals with themes of faith, human difference, and environmental degradation.