The River Beyond the World

by Janet Peery (Author)

A National Book Award Finalist for Fiction

Set in the Texas/Mexico border country in the years from 1944 to the present, The River Beyond the World is the story of two women on the edge of sexual, moral, political, and spiritual divides. Luisa Cantú is a girl from a Sierra Madre mountain village. After being impregnated in a fertility ritual of ancient origin, she leaves Mexico to work in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas as a housemaid for Mrs. Eddie Hatch, a woman with a strong will and a narrow worldview. Their complex relationship?by turns mystical and pragmatic, serious and comic?reveals the many ways human beings can wound one another, the nature of love and sacrifice, and the possibility of forgiveness.

Book Details

Publication Date
May 04, 2015
Paper ISBN