By Marcela Serrano,Margaret Sayers Peden

Josefa Ferrer, a well-known 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. beaten with remorse and plagued with guilt for now not having foreseen the tragedy, Josefa feels pressured to inform Violeta's lifestyles story--one marked through misplaced beliefs, disillusionment, and grief--which is finally 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 pal are usually at odds together with her personal goals and aspirations, and the way simply the delicate bonds of friendship and relatives will be strained to the brink. For Josefa and Violeta, it is just in Antigua, lower 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 realize that even within the aftermath of violence and betrayal they've got regulate 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 protection of marriage, who has craved the joys of luck whereas longing for solitude in a frequently chaotic, invasive world.

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