Wolf at the Door (Paperback)
Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own. And as a pack of wolves closes in on the hacienda, Isadora must decide what price she'll pay for her own freedom. Wolf at the Door is part of a cycle of fairy tales Marisela Trevi o Orta is writing inspired by Latino folklore and mythology.
"A beautifully told Mesoamerican fairy tale... a story of self-deliverance and empowerment of those who survive." - Theater Jones
"Absorbing... Wolf at the Door tells a magical story in a straightforward way, evoking the harsh realities of life with brutal honesty." - NJArts
"Racked with pain... Marisela Trevino Orta... has fashioned a message drama around a more ethereal reverie about the afterlife, nature and the definition of evil." - Dallas Voice
"A magical tale of those who are subject to tyrannical rule seeking freedom through the bond they have as women and as heirs to the wildness of nature. Wolf at the Door takes us through the darkness of the soul and offers us hope." - The Column Online
"This riveting and resonant fairy tale is definitely for grownups... Orta's script develops the characters well beyond fairy tale tropes... they become fully fleshed-out beings, with backstories that matter. Particularly resounding is the theme of women banding together against a man who's kept them down." - The Oregonian