An excellent novel that brings back the horrible dictatorship period in Chile. It's the story about a man that becomes obssessed with power and the need to feel accepted by his wife. It deals with problems in the family, as well as problems with inner self.
This report prepared by Marjorie Lamperein
Three generations of women living in Chillie struggle with the patriarch of their family and with the political and social upheavals surrounding them. Clara is a psychic who marries Esteban Trueba, a staunch conservative, her daughter and gradndaughter are caught up, through love and family, in the conflicts. Linked by name - Clara, Alba and Blanca all meaning "White" they are three strong women with a will to have their own way and a loyalty to those they love that will defy almost anything. A superbly colourful book full of magical realism and actual history.
This report prepared by Bryn Pearson