Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest
Imprint: Curbstone Books
318 Pages, 5.30 x 8.40 in
- Published: April 1999
Green Fires is the story of Annie Saunders, a disillusioned Kennedy-era Peace Corps volunteer, returning to Ecuador, hoping to come to terms with her traumatic experiences there. What she finds instead is a menacing and mysterious trail which she determinedly follows—ever deeper into the jungle—uncovering a sinister secret of international dimensions.
"This is a remarkable achievement—a novel which presents the indigenous peoples of the rainforest without cliché or stereotype, romanticism or ideology. It dares to depict their struggle for survival with all its complexity and contradictions, moments of fear and cruelty, courage and love. With honesty and art, Marnie Mueller has written a story not just about the war waged against the rainforest and the indigenous peoples but against—and within—each one of us." —Larry Cox, Exec. Dir., The Rainforest Foundation
"...a riveting novel of adventure and suspense. . . . Marnie Mueller captures with rare honesty the complexity and cultural manipulations that occur when an oppressed people must fight for survival." —Kirkus Reviews
"An engrossing piece of fiction. . . . A very powerful tale with an even more powerful message, Mueller succeeds in painting vivid images in the hearts and minds of her readers." —Copley News Service