Sunday, October 31, 2010
Tales from the Town of Widows stands as a debut novel from James Cañón of Colombia. Mariquita, a mountain village, loses all of their men due to the forced enlisting to war. ( In real life, Colombia has had an ongoing battle between the guerillas and the government for decades.) The women, adamant about survival, unite after much tumult. Cañón has styled a ferocious imagining of what would occur in a community without men. If you are a person with a narrow perception of sexuality and gendcr, then this is not the story for you.