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So Loud a silence
Seventeen-year-old Juan Guillermo feels aloof from the rest of his family, until he spends time with his grandmother, a landowner in rural Colombia, is caught up in the fighting between the guerillas and the army, and comes to realize the importance of family ties.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Dutton Juvenile
(first published January 1st 1996)
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The third and last book written by de Jenkins follows the story of a young male protagonist, Juan Guillermo, who struggles to survive in a violent world. He escapes family conflict and poverty in the city to live with his grandmother in the mountains, only to encounter the violence of guerrilla warfare and secrets that threaten his family.