On the first day of the year 1900, a small town deep in the Uruguayan countryside gathers to witness a miracle–the reappearance of a lost infant, Pajarita–and unravel its portents for the century. Later, as a young woman in the capital city Pajarita begins a lineage of fiercely independent women with her husband, Ignazio, a young immigrant from Italy and the inheritor of both a talent for boat making and a latent, more sinister family trait. Their daughter, Eva, a fragile yet ferociously stubborn beauty intent on becoming a poet, overcomes an early, shattering betrayal to embark on a most unconventional path toward personal and artistic fulfillment. And Eva’s daughter, Salomé, awakening to both her sensuality and political convictions, finds herself dangerously attracted to a cadre of urban guerrilla rebels.

Provocative, heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming, The Invisible Mountain is a poignant celebration of the potency of familial love, the will to survive in the most hopeless of circumstances, and the fierce, fortifying connection between mother and daughter.