In this exquisitely crafted novel, acclaimed author Alba Ambert ("The Eighth Continent") tells the story from birth to adulthood of Blanca, a woman who struggles to overcome the poverty and oppression of her Puerto Rican-South Bronx heritage. Blanca must pay a terrible emotional price to find her release from the past, "la puerta final, la que abriria todas las puertas" (the final door, the door that will open all doors).