Sleep of the Innocents
by Carole Fernandez
Published: 30 Jun 1990
Bind: Trade Paperback
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Sleep of the Innocents is the story of ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances in their daily struggle for survival in a world gone mad. Set against the background of a civil war in a fictional Central American country, the novel chronicles the plight of the women of Soledad whose family relationships become battlegrounds for sexual roles and expectations in a male-dominated society.
Carole Fernández’s first novel is a mature, socially conscious work that grapples with important contemporary themes in a cross-cultural context. The characters are of flesh and blood, readily involving the reader in their real-life conflicts.
“Sleep of the Innocents has a power that imprints upon the memory, like a picture of strong lines and bright, simple colors.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“…a compelling fictional account of generational and social change, class conflict, and revolution. Highly recommended for both public and academic libraries.” —Women Library Workers Journal