Souls in the Mist

A Tale I Lived

by Monica del Valle

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 02/02/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 166
ISBN : 9781504396356

About the Book

Souls in the Mist: A tale I lived is a novel where the people, places and customs portrayed represent the
life of a rural community in Mexico in the time leading up to the Day of the Dead celebration.

The common thread of the story is an old woman who, as she goes from her house to the market, the
Church or cemetery during these festivity days, is encountering various inhabitants of the village.

As she and the rest of her neighbors are doing various tasks specifi c to those days, she is narrating her
life and sharing her thoughts and memories from the town’s old days, and whenever she encounters
someone in the village, she “takes us by the hand” to the inside of that person’s story.

The traditions associated with these festivities lend a magical aura to the plot of the novel, as the living
characters seem not only to reminisce but also to interact with the souls of the deceased. The reader
hears the voices of the villagers, and in their manner of speaking becomes witness to the town’s deepest
soul. Its tone takes a page from the style of Magic Realism made famous by Gabriel García-Marquez’s
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo or Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate.

About the Author

(ATA in English) Mónica del Valle studied Communication at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, and later life’s paths led her to a Counseling Psychology masters at Pacifica Graduate Institute, in California, which allowed her to fulfill a vocation: ministering deeply to the soul. For her, writing has been a temptation and a pleasure; listening, a calling; sharing what touches her, an obsession. She currently lives in Mexico City where she has a private practice in Nourishing Psychology and develops online courses. (ATA in Spanish) Mónica del Valle estudió la carrera de Comunicación en la Universidad Iberoamericana en la ciudad de México. Posteriores caminos de vida la llevaron a hacer estudios de maestría en Counseling Psychology en Pacifica Graduate Institute en California, EEUU, lo que le permitió ejercer una vocación de vida: atender al alma en profundidad. Para ella, escribir ha sido tentación y placer; escuchar, un llamado; compartir todo lo que la toca y conmueve, una obsession. Actualmente vive en la Ciudad de México en donde tiene una práctica privada en PsicoNutrición y desarrolla cursos en línea. Mónica del Valle (Sitio Web en español)