This story is based on a girl's body that was dug up that had long flowing hair. This story tell when the girl, Maria was born, there was a promise that her hair would not be cut until her wedding if she were allowed to survive. As she grew, this promise was kept and at 12 she had hair that flowed down her legs.
One day Maria was out in the market and was bitten by a rabid dog on her ankle. Time went by and still her ankle was inflamed, but she showed no symptoms of rabies.
This is a story of love between her and Father Delaura. But it didn't have as much love in it as I had hoped. There was actually instalove, which was premature because he loved her in his dream before he even met her. There wasn't a lot of falling into it on Delaura's side of things.
This is a book that is rich is culture and it's very well written but it wasn't for me. I wanted more from it and while it is supposed to be a short read, I felt we spent more time getting to know the circumstances that surrounded Maria instead of getting to know Maria herself.
- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (General UK); 1 edition (11 April 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241968747
- ISBN-13: 978-0241968741
- Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 1.1 x 12.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 118 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 180,219 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)