A novel about a twin brother and sister. From the moment of their births, everything changes. The lives of the family members are each consumed by illness, obsession, and insanity. Using the violent dissolution of the family as a metaphor, this book explores the social crises in Chile during the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
Dick Gerdes, a professor of Spanish at the University of New Mexico, is a Fulbright fellow and an associate editor of Hispania. His first book-length translation was "Alfredo Echenique's A World for Julius."