Isabel Azuera, an anthropologist, is deep in the jungle of northern Guatemala. She has told everyone that she is doing field research, but in fact she has made the journey to escape her family. When she learns that she is believed to have died in a terrible boating accident and that her children have misidentified a mutilated body as her own, she decides to keep the truth...more
How much do you care about the truth? How far are you willing to go to uncover the truth? Conversely, how far are you willing to cover up a lie? These are just some of the questions that this multi-layered complex book tries to answer.
This book is the story of Isabel Azuera, who is an aged anthropologist, and her family. At the age of 69, she suddenly announces to her family that sh...more
An anthropologist who specialises in death customs is herself mistakenly thought dead. When...more
Overall I suppose I'd call this novel uneven but worth the draggy bits. I was genuinely moved towards the end,...more
As for the story itself, I don't know say in a more erudite fashion that it just didn't do it for me. I probably need to take more time to really think about the novel, but at first read it didn't really strike a chord.