(Black Sand) A man escapes from Spain to Venezuela. He leaves his wife and their children. A daughter who expects more than just a return and who looks for connection in this abandonment. A mother who misses him but who refuses to live simply waiting. A poet and novelist who write, who are silent, trying to capture intertwined stories of women beset by their most intense passions. A novel of illegal sailing ships that cross the ocean, confused loves, families looking for unusual paths to happiness. A touching story about women in the twenty-first century.