These stories taken together are an eye on Central America, focusing on the real lives and enduring passions of today's men and women. Here are tales from the quiet villages, from the urban vortex, from the field of battle. They have a ring of truth, the sound of having been lived in the heart of the beast, giving us a fresh vision of a crucial part of the Americas.
"In Central America, there's a challenge: the need to create a literary territory that, as an expression of an authentic culture, can contribute to establishing us as countries with independent identities... The most splendid contribution... will be to populate our desolate culture and reclaim our estranged national identities; to emerge as bearers of the truth, to be the gospel and the prophecy." – Sergio Ramirez