Mexican legend tells of a beautiful woman betrayed by a cheating husband who became distraught and sacrificed her children to the raging waters of the Rio Grande. She became known as La Llorona, or the wailing woman, searching through eternity for her little ones. Shrieking into the wind, lamenting the evil that possessed her--a hundred years or more ago.
Now, though, new evil arises, and the river is claiming new victims--but at whose hands? Has La Llorona (yo-row-na) returned to kill again, or is the evil a flesh-and-blood monster--a mother capable of killing over and over.
La Llorona (The Wailing Woman) is Laredo author Leslie Garcia's thematic collection which includes the title short story, an essay, Myth, Legend, or Ugly Fact, which links the Llorona legend to Casey Anthony and others whose children no longer walk among us, and poetry that completes a look at what terrifies children, what terrifies us--and maybe, what salvation is.
La Llorona (The Wailing Woman) is an e-book available for most popular e-readers and at most popular e-book distributors.