LONG LIFE, HONEY IN THE HEART: A Story of Initiation and Eloquence From the Shores of a Mayan Lake.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Putnam, (1999) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes "the complexity of the Mayan religious and social universe against a backdrop of political and social intrigue. During the period in which this book is set (the 1970s), Guatemala was in the midst of a brutal civil war. Prechtel's coming-of-age memoir relates his personal experience of the war, describing how Guatemala's ruling government outlawed the thousand-year-old traditional rites of the Maya, leading to the dissolution of Santiago Atitlan and ultimately forcing Prechtel to flee the country . . At once a page-turner and a profound work of cultural anthropology" SIGNED on the title page and dated in 2000, with a long, personal INSCRIPTION on the facing page. Includes notes on the Mayan language. Illustrated with drawings by the author. 362 pp. ISBN: 0-874779944.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)