This novel takes place during the Unidad Popular, a political alliance period, under the democratically elected socialist president Salvador Allende, and continues until the years following the military coup headed by General Augusto Pinochet in 1973. It narrates the "story of a provincial girl whose natural ingenuity makes her a victim of the deformations of an adult. This narrative situation allows the unfolding of a new vision of the rural world, whose beauty hides the merciless harassment of the landlords over the defenselessness of the servitude, through a language of surprising stylistic elegance and poetic evocative capacity. One of the best novels of the biennium 1996-97"-Handbook of Latin American Studies.
The other three texts titled “Tide”, “Material Fatigue” and “Japanese Garden” are on different but similar topics: childhood, desolation, and abuse of power.
The stylization of the spoken language in the writing makes this novel a masterpiece of feminine and Latin American narrative.
Finalist in the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Mexican literary competition.