Carolina de Robertis was born in Uruguay and knows her subject intimately. She has lived across the world in Europe and the Americas and currently divides her time between the US and Uruguay.
`A lyrical, haunting story about three generations of an extraordinary family, and an evocative tribute to the endurance of women and the spirit of poetry'
`Dense and lush, filled with lyrical storytelling'
'Deeply engrossing...This novel makes us ponder the struggles of our own grandmothers, mothers, and daughters, and gives us the compassion to recognize that the links between us are deeper than the differences. A fierce, wise, and tender tale'
Anita Amirrezvani, author of The Blood of Flowers
'An incantatory debut...This visionary book beautifully, bravely breaks open all the old secrets'
'De Robertis is a skilled storyteller, but it is her use of language-from the precision of poetry to the sensuality of sex-that makes this literary debut so exceptional'
Michele Leber, Booklist (starred review)