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 profoundly shape Paolo...
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