Contemporary Literary Fiction

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By Marcela Serrano,Margaret Sayers Peden

Josefa Ferrer, a recognized Chilean singer and celebrity, awakens one morning to learn within the Santiago newspaper that her ally, Violeta, has been occupied with a brutal act of violence. crushed with remorse and plagued with guilt for no longer having foreseen the tragedy, Josefa feels pressured to inform Violeta's lifestyles story--one marked by means of misplaced beliefs, disillusionment, and grief--which is eventually Josefa's tale, too. in the course of the interwoven lives of those girls, Marcela Serrano explores how the calls for of a woman's position as mom, spouse, lover, and buddy are usually at odds along with her personal desires and aspirations, and the way simply the delicate bonds of friendship and kin will be strained to the verge of collapse. For Josefa and Violeta, it's only in Antigua, less than the watchful eyes of "the others"--a refrain of woman ancestral spirits who testify to the women's defining moments of energy and courage--that Josefa and Violeta will detect that even within the aftermath of violence and betrayal they've got keep watch over over their destinies and their redemption.

Exquisitely crafted and written in attractive, lyrical prose, Marcela Serrano's unforgettable novel approximately friendship, forgiveness, and moment percentages speaks to each lady who has skilled the wrenching divide among specialist ambition and relatives accountability, who has been torn among the buzz of illicit ardour and the safety of marriage, who has craved the fun of good fortune whereas longing for solitude in a frequently chaotic, invasive world.

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