By the Light of My Father’s Smile Alice Walker
‘All your life you have the necessary illusion that you know all there is to know about heartbreak. I hate to the one to tell you about the heartbreak you will experience after you die . . .’
A family goes to the remote sierras of Mexico – the writer-to–be Susannah; her sister Magdalena; their father and mother. There, amid indigenous people called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they ever could have dreamed. This is a deeply sensual novel that explores the richness of female sexuality as a celebration of life, affirming the belief ‘that it is the triumphant heart, not the conquered heart, that forgives. And that love is both timeless and beyond’.