Red Road Green
From the author of 'Two Owls at Eton' comes an extrordinary love story
Amidst the greens of the Amazon
and the flames of its destruction
‘A thrilling and timely book about a critically important subject...’
ROBIN HANBURY-TENISON –
PART FOUNDER AND NOW
PRESIDENT OF SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL.
‘Red Road Green beautifully and brutally captures the tough era when settlers and cattle ranchers plunged into the forests of the Brazilian Amazon...’
JOHN HEMMING – DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY 1975 TO 1996.
‘The description of the forest with all its beauty and wilderness is incredibly vivid and moving...’
MAIZA LUIZA RONDON –
GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER OF MARSHALL CANDIDO RONDON, FOUNDER OF THE INDIAN PROTECTION SERVICE NOW FUNAI.
‘The contrast between the nobleness of purpose of some, and the darker side of human nature of others, reminds me of Graham Greene.’
NICHOLAS READE, SÃO PAULO.
AMAZON, BRAZIL 1965. The government offers land and money to those brave enough to travel 2000 kilometres to make a new life in the jungle.
A brave young woman, Idenea, and her family are given a 50 hectare plot and begin clearing 40 metre high trees. Malaria is rampant; Indians watch; life is hard. When her baby is stolen, she is forced to flee in search of her child.
Nearby, is an unlikely ally. Bobby, an ex British soldier, has turned to ranching to hide from the demons of his past. Meeting in the Perfect Peace Motel they fall in love. He tries to protect her from slavery and his troubled history.
Full of reckless youth, they build a life together. But when political violence strikes can their love survive?
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