Poet and the angel Most profound for me in this book is that not much has changed in the nature of humanity. From being different and accepted when it was politically OK, to being different and rejected to the point of death when society and political views changed. Frederico knew deep personal betrayal, reliving it repeatedly in sorrow and heartbreak just after death, and then released from this torment through the pure innocent angelic love of a child. Love and forgiveness were ultimately all that mattered. The mystical magical side of this tale brought out my love of story, and my quiet hope and belief that all hurts will eventually be healed
To read that the General who signed his death warrant, believed that “Lorca’s words were more destructive than ten thousand guns and that he needed to be silenced“ only illustrates the power of and the profound need for written and spoken truths. Thank you, Jennifer, for telling the story of Frederico Lorca.
This unique and creative tale of a poet and martyr is told with passion and sympathy, with colourful, flowing descriptions that are poetic in themselves. This literary lesson in Spanish history runs deeper than the pages of the book, and is cause to learn more - so that such history will not repeat.