• Publication date: November 17, 2009

Death and the Maiden Death and the Maiden

Paulina Escobar is the housewife to a prominent lawyer in an unnamed third ...

Paulina Escobar is the housewife to a prominent lawyer in an unnamed third World country. One day a storm forces her husband to ride home with a neighbor, that chance encounter brings up demons from her past, as she is convinced that the neighbor, Dr. Miranda, who was part of the old fascist regime that tortured and raped her, while blindfolded. Paulina takes him captive to determine the 'truth' and she is torn between her psychological repressions and somber memory, Gerardo is torn between his wife and the law, and Dr. Miranda is forced to endure captivity while husband and wife seek out the uncertain truth about the clouded past.