At once a tale if steadfast love and of the cruelty of war and revolution. Victor and Roser have a marriage of convenience in order to escape Francos Spain and the concentration camps of France which did not want the Spanish refugees. They immagrate to Chile with the help of Pablo Neruda. While there, they each have passionate affairs while maintaining their marriage without consummation. Victor is the uncle to Rosers son but this is never revealed to the public.
Allende beautiful writing is haunting and not to be forgotten