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|| A hauntingly beautiful story of love and survival in rural MexicoLadydi Garcia Martinez was born into a world where being a girl is a dangerous thing. In their village in the remote tropical mountains of Guerrero, Mexico, she and her friends are dressed as boys and "made ugly" by their mothers, to protect them from the roving drug traffickers and criminal groups that plague the region. The women must fend for themselves, as almost all of the men have left to find opportunities elsewhere. While her tormented mother waits in vain for her husband's return, Ladydi dreams of a future that holds more promise than mere survival. As we follow Ladydi from her village to a wealthy home in Acapulco, and further to a women's prison in Mexico City, her resilience and spirited resolve bring hope to otherwise heartbreaking conditions. An illuminating and affecting portrait of women in rural Mexico, and a stunning exploration of the hidden consequences of...
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