By Marie Arana
Dial Press, Paperback, 9780385342599, 246pp.
Publication Date: July 13, 2010
Flash forward twenty years: Against all odds, Carlos and Maria have remained together. But when Maria finally presses for a formal commitment, feelings long suppressed erupt in a tense endgame that sends both of them hurtling toward a dangerous resolution that will forever alter their lives.
“Spare, unsentimental…. [A] finely tuned human drama.”—Publishers Weekly
"An erotic, catastrophic love story that grows more mysterious by the page, Arana's novel of taboo passion, tragic misperception, and life's hidden dimensions is as shattering as it is seductive."—Booklist, starred review
“Unflinching … compelling…. Intelligent.”—Library Journal
"Arana's prose soars with poetic imagery, evocative description and moving characterization."—Rocky Mountain News