By Marcela Serrano,Margaret Sayers Peden

Josefa Ferrer, a recognized Chilean singer and megastar, awakens one morning to learn within the Santiago newspaper that her ally, Violeta, has been all for a brutal act of violence. crushed with remorse and plagued with guilt for now not having foreseen the tragedy, Josefa feels pressured to inform Violeta's existence story--one marked by means of misplaced beliefs, disillusionment, and grief--which is finally Josefa's tale, too. throughout the interwoven lives of those girls, Marcela Serrano explores how the calls for of a woman's function as mom, spouse, lover, and pal are usually at odds along with her personal desires and aspirations, and the way simply the delicate bonds of friendship and relatives could be strained to the brink. For Josefa and Violeta, it's only 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 realize 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 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 expert ambition and relatives accountability, who has been torn among the thrill of illicit ardour and the safety of marriage, who has craved the fun of luck whereas craving for solitude in a frequently chaotic, invasive world.

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