South of Centre

An intriguing saga of lost love and hidden family connections.

See synopsis and book details below.

“I absolutely loved this book and couldn’t put it down. [The author] has captured life in northern Chile to a tee. She has very successfully woven local stories of townspeople, gypsies, miners, and political events into a charming and most unlikely tale of love. A great read!” – Amazon review

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“I loved this story from the first page [….] The characters are wonderfully full and the place, well it’s a strange and wonderful town full of comedy and love. The writer really knows how to make you laugh, but at the same time there’s a serious emotional story that spans many years.” – Amazon review

 

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South of Centre

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An intriguing saga of lost love and hidden family connections.

See synopsis and book details below.

“I absolutely loved this book and couldn’t put it down. [The author] has captured life in northern Chile to a tee. She has very successfully woven local stories of townspeople, gypsies, miners, and political events into a charming and most unlikely tale of love. A great read!” – Amazon review

………………………

“I loved this story from the first page [….] The characters are wonderfully full and the place, well it’s a strange and wonderful town full of comedy and love. The writer really knows how to make you laugh, but at the same time there’s a serious emotional story that spans many years.” – Amazon review

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Clorinda is a solitary young woman who freelances as a seamstress in a small desert town where things rarely change. Friendless and eccentric, she dresses in her ‘calendar wardrobe’ and she collects donations of leftover clothing from which she creates simple works of art. 

One day Clorinda is distracted by an elderly gentleman who moves in across the street. He is elegant and worldly and he looks like Clark Gable from the movie poster downtown. Obsessed, she sets off to know more and when he finally befriends her, the story of his life and the truth behind their relationship begins to unravel.

With the chance that it may be lost forever, the biggest secret hides amidst the crazy threads of Clorinda’s weaving and behind the simple marker at a tomb.

Dipping into some of Chile’s rich history around the time of Pinochet’s regime, South of Centre unfolds through multiple narratives and is doused in magic realism. The story raises questions about social justice and other things that you can never quite get to the bottom of.

E-book ISBN 978-0-9880032-5-5

Print book ISBN 978-0-9880032-4-8
6” x 9” paper, 284 pages

FIC008000–FICTION / Sagas
FAM006000–FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Alternative Family
ART013000–ART / Folk & Outsider Art

Publisher: Stories with Character
(South of Centre was first published October 2010, author name, Andrea Carter)

Booksellers: Please order through Ingram

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Clorinda is a solitary young woman who freelances as a seamstress in a small desert town where things rarely change. Friendless and eccentric, she dresses in her ‘calendar wardrobe’ and she collects donations of leftover clothing from which she creates simple works of art. 

One day Clorinda is distracted by an elderly gentleman who moves in across the street. He is elegant and worldly and he looks like Clark Gable from the movie poster downtown. Obsessed, she sets off to know more and when he finally befriends her, the story of his life and the truth behind their relationship begins to unravel.

With the chance that it may be lost forever, the biggest secret hides amidst the crazy threads of Clorinda’s weaving and behind the simple marker at a tomb.

Dipping into some of Chile’s rich history around the time of Pinochet’s regime, South of Centre unfolds through multiple narratives and is doused in magic realism. The story raises questions about social justice and other things that you can never quite get to the bottom of.

E-book ISBN 978-0-9880032-5-5

Print book ISBN 978-0-9880032-4-8
6” x 9” paper, 284 pages

FIC008000–FICTION / Sagas
FAM006000–FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Alternative Family
ART013000–ART / Folk & Outsider Art

Publisher: Stories with Character
(South of Centre was first published October 2010, author name, Andrea Carter)

Booksellers: Please order through Ingram

(Links to exterior website)

Or check with your favorite retailer