Vida o Muerte en el Cusco by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray. Vida o muerte en el Cusco is about a high school senior girl named Elena and her trip to Cusco, Peru. This novella is filled with cultural substance and significant facts about Peru. The level of grammar is high; the subjunctive is used in a variety of contexts. For 3rd- and 4th-year students. Paperback, 85 pages.