By Patricia Engel
“Engel has a watch for aspect. She understands how you can drown the reader in a feeling of enchantment... She writes beautiful moments.”—Roxane homosexual, The Nation
Reina Castillo is the attractive younger girl whose liked brother is serving a demise sentence for against the law that stunned the neighborhood, throwing a toddler off a bridge—a crime for which Reina secretly blames herself. along with her brother's loss of life, notwithstanding devastated and in mourning, Reina is ultimately published from her legal vigil. looking anonymity, she strikes to a sleepy city within the Florida Keys the place she meets Nesto Cadena, a lately exiled Cuban expecting with wish the coming of the youngsters he left in the back of in Havana. via Nesto’s love of the ocean and means for religion, Reina involves comprehend her personal connections to the life-giving and damaging forces of the sea that surrounds her in addition to its function in her family's historical past, and of their companionship, starts to discover freedom from the load of guilt she includes for her brother’s crime.
Set within the brilliant coastal and Caribbean groups of Miami, the Florida Keys, Havana, Cuba, and Cartagena, Colombia, with The Veins of the Ocean Patricia Engel can provide a profound and riveting Pan-American tale of fractured lives discovering solace and redemption within the good looks and tool of the flora and fauna, and in a single one other.