Silent Wing Essay

Jose Raul Bernardo
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In the following review, Brad Hooper gives a brief description of Jose Raul Bernardo's novel Silent Wing, calling it a "delicious romance" that follows a young hero's struggles between duty and desire.

This greatly atmospheric historical novel opens with a heartwarming scene. In late-nineteenth-century Guatemala, Soledad, the lovely young daughter of the national liberator, hears from her old Indian nanny that "the man meant by the gods to be always by her side . . . was on his way to her." And, sure enough, he appears—in the form of Julian, a handsome young Cuban writer exiled from his homeland because of his liberal views concerning Cuban independence from Spain. Julian has come to Guatemala to assume a teaching position. He is engaged to a young lady back in Mexico, where he has lived, and he plans to earn sufficient funds to send for her. But when he meets...

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