Without Evil is 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, the beginning of the demise of the rainforest,
religious bigotry, coming of age, and a touching love story drive
this impeccably researched adventure.
Pallamary brings us to a mystical ancient jungle and into the heart
of an indigenous culture in which the people are true to their dance
and their dreams.
Excerpt from Land Without Evil
Water thundered. His eyes stayed
closed and his fingers grew numb. His fee 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.
What others are saying about Matt Pallamary and Land Without
This is one of the finest novels about the extinction of species
I have ever read. What distinguishes "Land Without Evil"
from other ecological tales is that the species facing extinction
is the human species, embodied in the Guarani people. Pallamary's
fluid writing style makes this book a real page-turner, and his
grasp of the social and historical processes that shaped the "Americas"
during their early colonial period is unsurpassed. Highly recommended. Lawrence Hagerty, author of The Spirit of the
Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451
Elements of Carlos Castenada, Peter Mathiesson, and Gabriel
Garcia Marquez jostle each other, yet...Pallamary weaves an extraordinarily
San Diego Union Tribune
Land Without Evilis a great read for anyone
looking for insight and inspiration on their own spiritual journey.
Harold Bloomfield, author of Healing Anxiety
Pallamary plunges into the heart with a moving tale about people
caught between worldsthe past, the future, and the possible. David Brin, author of Startide Rising
and The Postman.
Read, trust, expand, and know that once we, too, were all there...EMPOWERED! Victor Villasenor, author of Rain of Gold
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 conflictwith no villains on either side, only
good souls who differ.
Charles Champlin, Arts Editor Emeritus, Los Angeles
Times, critic, and author of Back There Where the Past Was
Matthew Pallamary enjoys the company of a few of his Peruvian friends
as he continues his investigations of Earth-friendly cultures.