The Gringa

by Andrew Altschul
The Gringa

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It is 1998 and Leonora Gelb, a recent Stanford grad, has a world of opportunity open before her. Traveling to Peru to work for an NGO, she falls into the orbit of a Marxist guerrilla group, turning the cushy world Gelb has known on its head. After a bloody government raid, Gelb is sentenced to life in a Peruvian prison, a story that breaks headlines back home even as American media outlets are at odds to explain how she has ended up there. Ten years later, the task of finding the truth falls to Andres - an American expat on a journalistic assignment to discover the real Leonora.
About the book

It is 1998 and Leonora Gelb, a recent Stanford grad, has a world of opportunity open before her. Traveling to Peru to work for an NGO, she falls into the orbit of a Marxist guerrilla group, turning the cushy world Gelb has known on its head. After a bloody government raid, Gelb is sentenced to life in a Peruvian prison, a story that breaks headlines back home even as American media outlets are at odds to explain how she has ended up there. Ten years later, the task of finding the truth falls to Andres - an American expat on a journalistic assignment to discover the real Leonora.