From the book jacket:
On the afternoon when Angel Allegria
arrives at the Poloverdos' farmhouse, he
kills the farmer and his wife. But he spares
their child, Paolo a young boy who will
claim this as the day on which he was born.
Together the killer and the boy begin a new
life on this remote and rugged stretch of
land in Chile.
Then Luis Secunda, a well-to-do and educated
fellow from the city descends upon them.
Paolo is caught in the paternal rivalry
between the two men. But life resumes its
course . . . until circumstances force the
three to leave the farm. In doing so, Angel
and Luis confront their pasts as well as
their inevitable destinies destinies that...
Beyond the Book
Bondoux was born in 1971, in the
region surrounding Paris, where
she still lives today with her
two children. She studied Modern
Letters at the University of
Paris XNanterre, and during her
education, created writing
workshops for disadvantaged
children, for which she
eventually received the Prix
Fondation of France.
having done some theater,
Bondoux joined the editorial
staff at Bayard Presse in 1996.
There she worked on Jaime
, a literary,
educational publication for
children, and in 1998...