Of the Spirit
From her childhood under a military dictatorship to the Middle East how did Laura end up in the Persian Gulf War?
The story begins in a Latin American dictatorship of the 1970's and concludes after a dramatic rescue attempt in the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War. The three principal characters are strong and liberated women whose lives and stories begin to unfold when we meet them living under the strict rule of a military regime. They are Adela, the mother, and her daughters, Marta and Laura. Their lives as women in the fight for human rights and democracy, as depicted in this work, is not uncommon in this setting of violence and abuse which has been present since the time of the conquest.
In a testimonial voice, the characters tell their stories throughout the novel about the brutality of the dictatorship, the love that keeps them alive, and the spirituality inherited from their Incan ancestors. This spirituality is a gift that allows them to see things on a different plane, separate from the physical events they actually witness.
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