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Villa Pacifica : a novel / Kapka Kassabova.

By: Kassabova, Kapka.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: North Shore, N.Z. : Penguin, 2010Description: 287 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780143205029 (pbk.).Subject(s): Hotels -- South America -- Fiction | Tourists -- South America -- Fiction | New Zealand fiction -- 21st century | Travelers -- Fiction | South America -- Fiction | New Zealand -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | New Zealand fiction. | General fiction. | New Zealand fiction, 21st century.DDC classification: Free Fiction Subject: A couple arrive in a dead-end coastal village somewhere in South America. The only place to stay is Villa Pacifica, part hotel and part animal sanctuary run by eccentric ex-pats. Travel guide-writer Ute and her husband Jerry are joined by an assortment of travellers: in-your-face American Max; sporty flight attendants from Australia; musicians Luis and Helga - all looking for something out of the ordinary. Ute begins to meet the locals and explore the villa's surrounds. She senses that the place taps into her most intimate fears. Its disturbances may well be beyond the rational mind. Soon, personalities and relationships begin to crack. When a huge storm descends on the coast, travellers and locals are thrown back on their own devices. The hot-house world that prowls below the surface of Villa Pacifica rises to engulf everyone. Madness begins to take hold.
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Villa Pacifica is an exotic romp through a place where the primal, spiritual and cerebral collide. This is a visceral, gripping story from one of New Zealand's most talented writers.

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A couple arrive in a dead-end coastal village somewhere in South America. The only place to stay is Villa Pacifica, part hotel and part animal sanctuary run by eccentric ex-pats. Travel guide-writer Ute and her husband Jerry are joined by an assortment of travellers: in-your-face American Max; sporty flight attendants from Australia; musicians Luis and Helga - all looking for something out of the ordinary. Ute begins to meet the locals and explore the villa's surrounds. She senses that the place taps into her most intimate fears. Its disturbances may well be beyond the rational mind. Soon, personalities and relationships begin to crack. When a huge storm descends on the coast, travellers and locals are thrown back on their own devices. The hot-house world that prowls below the surface of Villa Pacifica rises to engulf everyone. Madness begins to take hold.

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