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The Five Lost Days by [William Petrick]
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Length: 352 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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William Petrick's story of filmmaking in the jungles of Guatemala makes me grateful for all the close calls I avoided in a lifetime of reporting documentaries. It's quite an experience he concocts, utterly believable -- and downright scary. --Bill Moyers

With spare prose, a fascinating location, strong characters and a damn good story, Petrick takes us into journalism's heart of darkness; that is, the false sense of safety that comes with being the 'outsider,' the one who merely covers a story, versus the dangers of what might happen if one day you suddenly step away from the middle of the road and fall into your story... --Linda Ellerbee, journalist and author

William Petrick, an award-winning producer, takes the reader into the life of Michael Burns, a documentary producer who travels to the remote mountains of Belize to capture footage of a surviving Mayan healer. As civil war in Guatemala spills into the forests of Belize, Burns is soon caught up in an adventure of a lifetime...one that he may not be able to withstand. Petrick writes sparingly and with a truly unique voice that captures the wilds of Belize and the dangers that occur when one becomes enraptured by a life different than one's own. The characters and location are fully developed; allowing for a visual imagery that aids the building plot. Petrick has written a truly wonderful first book. --LiteratureChick.com

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Struggling documentary producer Michael Burns has traveled to the remote Maya Mountains of Belize to capture exclusive footage of the last surviving curandero. The traditional Mayan healer may hold the key to discovering new medicines among the vast, uncharted flora of the rain forest. But with a violent civil war spilling across the border from neighboring Guatemala - and Burns inexplicably drawn to the aging curandero's American apprentice - the filmmakers stumble into a more explosive story than they ever could have imagined.

At once an adventure and an exploration into the nature of perception, THE FIVE LOST DAYS exposes the clash between modern culture and ancient beliefs.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 698 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Pearhouse Press (17 November 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002HWSQWI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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