The Sanguine Breast of Margaret

Guatemala, 1959: While her husband teaches the coffee farmers’ children and tries to write his book, Margaret manages their lives and their family amid the restless wildlife, battling bus drivers and hapless gunmen, in a country where the postman is a government spy and entire wars are conducted over the weekend…

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