|After their men are kidnapped by communist guerillas, the women of a mountain village in Colombia learn how to survive and create a peaceful new community. Four of the men return years later, forcing the women to negotiate between past and present, custom and independence.|
From the Publisher:
Left behind when their husbands are forcibly recruited to fight in a civil war, the women of a small Colombian village struggle to overcome centuries of tradition to survive, a process through which they eventually create a peaceful new community that is thrown into turmoil when the men return four years later. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.