In this compelling collection of 44 stories, first published in Chile in 1991, Agosin explores such themes as relationships
and class conflicts among Latin American women, being Jewish within a predominantly Catholic culture, political oppression,
and childhood. The stories, often as short as a page and a half, are powerful and intuitive. The author, a prolific poet and
fiction writer in both Spanish and English, has also edited two excellent anthologies of short stories by Latin American women,
'Landscapes of a New Land' and 'Secret Weavers', as well as a collection of essays on torture as it affects women and children.
Highly recommended for all libraries with Latin American and/or women's literature collections.