In the early 1970s, two women-American anthropologists-come to stay in Poincushmana, a jungle village near the Amazon. The villagers are initially skeptical, especially teenaged Alicia, who sees them as "stingy, stupid, and fun to watch". But as the months go on, Alicia finds herself drawn in, even becoming friends with one of the women. The real story is in Alicia's remarkable, funny voice, showing us our culture from the outside.
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