Land Without Evil Is Now Available In Portuguese
SAN DIEGO – Aug. 14, 2017 – PRLog — Author Matthew J. Pallamary’s Portuguese translation of his novel about first contact between the Jesuits and the Indians in South America explores the conflict that results from the clash of two cultures, only this telling is different in that history is usually written by the dominating culture, especially when the dominated culture only has oral traditions.
Land Without Evil was written from the point of view of the Indians.
A timeless message to our universal soul, Land Without Evil is the story of the Guarani people of South America and their quest to maintain their culture during the European onslaught of the 1700s. Shamanism, historical conflict, coming of age, and a touching love story drive this impeccably researched novel.
Land Without Evil was adapted for stage and sky by innovative director Agent Red, from Los Angeles and author Pallamary in collaboration with Sky Candy, an Austin Texas aerial troupe. The show sold out opening night and its last three performances of an eight show run. Richly told through aerials and acrobatics, dance, capoeira, flow arts, spoken word, ASL, and singing, the visually dynamic show featured stirring, new music by local artists and ground-breaking video-mapping by internationally renowned projection artist João Beira. The making of the show was filmed for the KPBS series Arts in Context and the show’s episode was nominated for an Emmy.
Water thundered. His eyes stayed closed and his fingers grew numb. His feet ached. Did his hands have the strength to grip again if he let go? He had to try, but fear held him. He heard another sound beneath the roar of the falls, and then his father’s voice. “Do not look up and do not look down. The secret of defeating fear lies in keeping your mind in one spot, not in what has happened and not in what could happen. Only here. Only now. Nothing else matters.” — From LAND WITHOUT EVIL
“Land Without Evil is an interesting and deep read for those wishing to know more about the conflict and the truths of the past and present of a people that does not resist. Guaranis in this tale get the strength into that future not exempt of risks, although also hopeful. Thank you.” Miren E. Palacios, writer and poet author of Escalera de Damas, Toma mi mano y Más allá del interior”
“If you loved the film The Mission by Roland Joffé, you will be thrilled again with this story, narrated from the point of view of Guaranis. An antique and magical culture in the search of the lost Paradise. A piece of work that will both move and infuriate you. Essential” Joshua Bedwyr, author of En un mundo azul oscuro and La mente perversa.
“A triumphant blending of creative imagination and deep scholarly research, both driven by Matthew Pallamary’s philosophical idealism. Land Without Evil proves that a suspenseful novel can sizzle with conflict-with no villains on either side, only good souls who differ.” — Charles Champlin, Art Editor Emeritus, Los Angeles Times, critic and author of Back Where the Past Was
Pallamary plunges into the heart with a moving tale about people caught between worlds—the past, the future, and the possible… — David Brin, author of Startide Rising, The Postman, and The Transparent Society
“Read, trust, expand, and know that once we, too, were all there…EMPOWERED!”
LAND WITHOUT EVIL is a great read for anyone looking for insight and inspiration on their own spiritual journey. — Harold Bloomfield, author of Healing Anxiety with Herbs
“After the very first paragraphs, I hurried to search the soundtrack by Ennio Morricone for “The Mission”, a film that leaves a mark. The same mark that leaves Land Without Evil, showing the same story from the point of view of those Guaranis that suffered it. The nude human being before pristine nature, equipped only with pure intelligence and spirituality that surge from the interaction of both qualities. And the white man, that intruder that arrives armed with thunder sticks to destroy anything that he runs into while hoisting his cross”. Carlos Aurensanz, author of Banu Qasi’s trilogy.
“Not since Tolstoy picked up a quill…” — Barnaby Conrad, author of Matador
“Land Without Evil” is a riveting read, a choice read from Matthew J. Pallamary, highly recommended. —The Midwest Book Review – Small Press Bookwatch Magazine
Elements of Carlos Castaneda, Peter Mathiesson, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez jostle each other, yet…Pallamary weaves an extraordinarily original web. — San Diego Union Tribune
The Portuguese language edition of Land Without Evil is available at: