The Toe Bone and the Tooth: An Ancient Mayan Story Relived in Modern Times: Hardcover

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The Toe Bone and the Tooth: An Ancient Mayan Story Relived in Modern Times: Leaving Home to Come Home

A survivor of the horrors of Guatemalan death squads casts his own story against the backdrop of an ancient Mayan myth, showing readers how use the powerful story as a metaphor for their own lives.

Author: Martin Prechtel

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The Toe Bone and the Tooth is structured around a previously unpublished mythic Mayan tale of the same name, gifted to Martin by one of the elders of the village in return for helping his son. This ancient tale from the tribal oral tradition forms the backdrop to Martin’s own untold story – how he, his Indian wife and two little sons experienced a chilling escape from Guatemalan death squads in the mid-1980s, and how he has continued to live out the myth in the alien context of modern life in the US.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 10 × 0.5 in