This book tells two tales: that of a woman who’s living a relationship with a man that dominates her and that of two XVII century nuns, who are living the same mad passion for their own love: Jesus. Both stories put the feminine body at the center: what is feminine pleasure? What is feminine love? A sinuous and nocturnal tale, where historical, biographical, anecdotal and literary events become confused and are meticulously dragged under the mantle of eroticism, at times divine, at others abject.
Margo Glantz is a Mexican writer, essayist and scholar. Her work reflects her interest in subjects like the human body, sexuality and eroticism, as well as memory and migrations. Throughout her career she has published many works of fiction and nonfiction. In 1995 she became a member of the Academia Mexicana de la Lengua.