Erlick tells the story of Irma Flaquer, a remarkable Guatemalan journalist who was disappeared nearly twenty years ago, on October 16, 1980. Irma spent her entire
Irma criticized both the revolutionaries and the Guatemalan government for being naive to think that violence would solve the country's problems. She repeatedly called on the government to promote political and economic reforms to stave off revolution. However, at some point before her disappearance and after a beating and car bombing, she lost faith in her government and joined the Rebel Armed Forces (FAR).
The book is really a great easy read and I'd encourage everyone to pick up a copy today.