Slash and burn
|Format:||Print Book 2021|
|Availability:||Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies|
Through war and its aftermaths, a woman fights to keep her daughters safe.
As a girl she sees her village sacked and her beloved father and brothers flee. Her life in danger, she joins the rebellion in the hills, where her comrades force her to give up the baby she conceives. Years later, having outlived countless men, she leaves to find her lost daughter, travelling across the Atlantic with meagre resources. She returns to a community riven with distrust, fear and hypocrisy in the wake the revolution. Hernandez' narrators have the level gaze of ordinary women reckoning with extraordinary hardship. Denouncing the ruthless machismo of combat with quiet intelligence, Slash and Burn creates a suspenseful, slow-burning revelation of rural life in the aftermath of political trauma.
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|Series||& other stories (Series) ; book 91.|
-- El Salvador
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Insurgency -- Fiction.
El Salvador -- History -- Civil War, 1979-1992 -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| Sheffield [England] :2021
|Other Titles|| Roza tumba querma.
Translated from the Spanish.
Translation of: Roza tumba querma.
307 pages ; 20 cm