into the house with a key claiming to be next of kin. A second woman, Hannah, is
cloistered in the second upstairs bedroom, and never comes out. Every day, her father,
father leaves food for her outside her room. A homeless woman roams the
village streets at night saving injured birds and stray cats, refusing to talk to people. No
one asks who she is.
A child is raised by her grandfather, and by a grandmother who sleeps her life
away in their living-room chair. No one will tell the child who her parents were, or why
they preferred to die without her in the desert than to stick around and watch her grow.
Pictures of two little boys and a man on a horse hang on the walls. No one will tell the
little girl who they are, or why they are hanging there.
Hidden Away depicts the aftermath of war. It is a story of a pain so deep that no one can
talk about it.