By Marcela Serrano,Margaret Sayers Peden

Josefa Ferrer, a recognized Chilean singer and famous person, awakens one morning to learn within the Santiago newspaper that her ally, Violeta, has been keen on a brutal act of violence. crushed with remorse and plagued with guilt for now not having foreseen the tragedy, Josefa feels forced to inform Violeta's lifestyles story--one marked by way of misplaced beliefs, disillusionment, and grief--which is finally Josefa's tale, too. during the interwoven lives of those girls, Marcela Serrano explores how the calls for of a woman's position as mom, spouse, lover, and good friend are often at odds together with her personal goals and aspirations, and the way simply the delicate bonds of friendship and kin might be strained to the verge of collapse. For Josefa and Violeta, it is just in Antigua, less than the watchful eyes of "the others"--a refrain of lady ancestral spirits who testify to the women's defining moments of energy and courage--that Josefa and Violeta will notice that even within the aftermath of violence and betrayal they've got keep an eye on over their destinies and their redemption.

Exquisitely crafted and written in appealing, lyrical prose, Marcela Serrano's unforgettable novel approximately friendship, forgiveness, and moment percentages speaks to each lady who has skilled the wrenching divide among expert ambition and relations accountability, who has been torn among the buzz of illicit ardour and the safety of marriage, who has craved the fun of luck whereas craving for solitude in a regularly chaotic, invasive world.

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