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“Authentic, deeply moving, sensuously written, and incredibly haunting, an exploration of realms of personal identity that emerges on the far side of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Engrossing and strangely beautiful.” Publishers Weekly
Keep the River on Your Right
978-0-8021-3133-1 • $14.00 • Paperback • July 1970
In 1955, armed with a penknife and the instructions “Keep the river on your right,” the Brooklyn-born painter Tobias Schneebaum set off into the trackless jungles of Peru in search of a tribe of cannibals. This classic account of his months with the Akaramas—shaving and painting his body, hunting with Stone Age weapons, sleeping with his brother warriors in the warmth of the body-pile—is a fiercely beautiful journey into the uncharted habitations of the flesh and spirit.