The Weight of All Things
Now available in paperback -- "Bentez's third novel seamlessly blends fact with imagination, evoking the trauma of war more vividly than any newspaper account . . . beautifully illuminating." (Publishers Weekly starred review)
Sandra Bentez received international acclaim for her first two novels: A Place Where the Sea Remembers ("A quietly stunning work that leaves soft tracks in the heart" --Washington Post Book World) and Bitter Grounds ("The kind of book that fills your dreams for weeks" --Isabel Allende). Now she returns with an unforgettable tale of life in war-torn El Salvador.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bibliophileofalls - LibraryThing
Story of a 9 year old boy who gets caught in between various factions in a civil war in El Salvador. I fell in love with this little boy and could hardly wait to see how the book ended. A good read. Read full review
THE WEIGHT OF ALL THINGSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A nine-year-old boy wanders through war-torn El Salvador, trying to find his mother and stay out of the line of fire, in this lucid but limited tale. Benítez (Bitter Grounds, 1997, etc.) sets her ... Read full review