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The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author


Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio

Mark Giglio
George Henry
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The Patron's Wife Jaguar

The Patron’s Wife Jaguar. Amazon rainforest jaguar. Bet you won’t bump into one of these beautiful beasties in an urban jungle? Photo #7 by By Land Rover Our Planet




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The Most Deadly Amazon Creatures


See More of the Amazon with Your Imagination

Books can give you a better picture and help you feel a scene with all of you senses and emotions. Sometimes better than a video can. See the video and read the descriptions from “The Patron’s Wife” and compare.


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Books vs Videos Traveling up the Amazon River

The wonderful thing about your imagination is that you bring all of your experiences to a scene in a story or novel. Sometimes a written description can spark a different and more focused experience as compared to a video. A video can be very well done and can certainly tell a story. But we are limited to what our eyes can take in and the score to elicit the proper emotion or reaction. With a video we are truly witnesses. With literature we are more participants. I hope I did that in my description of Emilio’s trip down the Rio Oscuro in the Amazon in my latest novel, ‘The Patròn’s Wife”. Many moons ago, I was stationed in the Florida Keys and at Homestead Air Base, that was very near the Everglades. Both places were hot, sticky and buggy. In the summer you could just about set you watch to the time of the daily thunder storm. Those were the experiences I drew from for the opening description.

Compare this Video to Emilio’s Trip
down the Amazon in The Patron’s Wife

“The dull pulse of the boat motor echoed back from the dense wall of tangled greenery that crowded its way to the edge of the river bank. The chirps and clicks from a thousand insects set an unearthly cadence that was palpable.  Mist swirled overhead, opening now and again to let the sun’s rays play off the living pearls of dew that rolled down from leaf to quivering leaf, back into the brown waters of the Rio Oscuro”

Emilio The Patron's Wife

Emilio, traveling in the Amazon
The Patron’s Wife

“My clothing was always damp with sweat. The heat and humidity made the trip unbearable. Even the breeze coming off the water was warm and fetid. The chatter of monkeys was tiresome; the biting insects were bothersome and painful. The occasional shadowy animal, drawn undoubtedly by the sound of the motor, would stalk us, making its way through the undergrowth that grew along the riverbank. The relentless heat, discomfort, and unpredictability reached out like a smothering and heavy hand from the jungle and kept its dank grip on me and the boat.”

Another scene has to do with the protagonist Emilio being driven up from the Rio Oscuro in the Amazon to El Paradiso, the name of the plantation where the greater part of the story takes place.

“The road was rutted and bumpy. Branches and fronds reached out and clawed and scratched at all sides of the Land Rover as if trying to pull us into the undergrowth. There was no view to speak of, only a twinkling tunnel made through the tangle of low brush, large green leaves and overhead, vines and flowering creepers and still higher, the canopies of the great trees.

Amazon Jungle The Patron's Wife

Amazon Jungle
The Patron’s Wife

“We traveled inland for maybe twelve kilometers. I heard birds and the chatter of monkeys but I saw no animals. Leòn came to a jarring stop. A jaguar appeared out of the brush and stopped on the road.  Its golden eyes burned into mine. Leòn looked away from the animal; he even held his hand up to shield his face and gave the big cat a wide berth. I expected him to say something, but he did not. He did not even look at me. We drove off in silence.”

All of those scenes have to do with the Amazon jungle. By reading the words you become part of the story. You become an active participant by reliving your own set of experiences and memories and those of the character. A video can never do that.


The Patron's Wife Mark Giglio, author

The Patron’s Wife
Mark Giglio, author

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Write a review for Mark Giglio’s new Romantic Thriller, “The Patròn’s Wife.”

Be the first to read “The Patròn’s Wife” a new novella by Mark Giglio.

Mark has finished a novella called “The Patròn’s Wife.” “The Patròn’s Wife” deals with the mystical connection between humanity, nature and our spiritual selves.“It is the path of all affairs: selfishness, deception, and possession.” Emilio Aguilar reflects on his latest failed love affair with a married woman. He journeys to El Paradiso, the vast plantation in the Ecuadorian highlands above the Amazon jungle to retreat from civilization, temptation and himself. Then he meets Alma, the Patròn’s wife. Alma is caught in a loveless marriage to Hector, an overbearing older man who wants an heir. With the help of an Indio, Leòn, Alma escapes the pain through her spirit animal, the jaguar. “Its golden eyes burned into mine. Leòn looked away from the animal; he even held his hand up to shield his face and gave the big cat a wide berth.” Can Alma conquer her spirit animal and save her soul? Will Emilio be true to himself? Can Hector control his temper? Or will they be swallowed up by jealousy, the jungle, and madness?

What others have said about “The Patròn’s Wife”

FROM INKITT readers:

Everything feels so real and natural in this story, even the fantastic elements.

The descriptions are nice and vivid. I could see and imagine every scene which was written.

The touch of mystery is always welcome and appreciated in these stories, and you did a great job with the dreams and the jaguar.

It was something which FELT beautiful and dangerous at the same time, amazing and frightening.

The style of writing is to be admired, since it completely puts the reader under a spell, so to speak, making them completely enchanted by the story.

Overall, it’s an overwhelming story, well written and worth reading.

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