Monday, August 2, 2010
Review: Inés of My Soul
The story of Inés is the story of a woman who rose up with courage to succeed where many men failed, yet at the same time, she is not an uncomplicated heroine. Despite her sympathy for tortured Indians and her conviction that she and other Spanish would do the same to defend their land if threatened, she is part of a movement of brutality and theft. Readers can sympathize with her struggles yet cannot embrace her completely. The novel raises intense questions about gender, race, colonialism, courage, and the simple distinction between right and wrong, which is often blurred. With some unexpected twists and incredibly complex characters, Inés of My Soul is a masterpiece you will not be able to put down.