Witches : a novel / Brenda Lozano ; translated from the Spanish by Heather Cleary.
- ISBN: 9781646220687
- ISBN: 1646220684
- Physical Description: xv, 220 pages ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Catapult, 
"First published in the Spanish language as Brujas ... in 2020. Copyright ©2020 by Brenda Lozano. English translation copyright © 2022 by Heather Cleary." -- Verso.
Journalist Zoé comes to the town of San Felipe to learn about the famous healer Feliciana, who has the ability to heal the soul as well as the body, and about the murder of Feliciana's teacher, Paloma.
Paloma is dead. But before she was murdered, before she was even Paloma, she was a traditional healer named Gaspar. Before she was murdered, she taught her cousin Feliciana the secrets of the ceremonies known as veladas, and about the Language and the Book that unlock their secrets. Sent to report on Paloma's murder, Zoe meets Feliciana in the mountain village of San Felipe. There, the two women's lives twist around each other in a danse macabre. Feliciana tells Zoe the story of her struggle to become an accepted healer in her community, and Zoe begins to understand the hidden history of her own experience as a woman, finding her way in a hostile environment shaped by and for men.
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