of the time they sit and tell their stories in the afternoon. They
relate how they came to be there, that place everybody calls "the
The afternoon sun is sweltering outside while the stories are being
There is a scene where red blood
from a mother's head pours over a pillow and the sound of a gunshot
that the daughter doesn't remember hearing.
This is alternated with the colors and sounds of provincial traditions.
A crossbred house dog excavates
amphetamines from a banana tussock and nibbles them till he is way
A sensitive woman finds respite
in the Dharma and is infatuated with a Buddhist priest.
The unceasing sound of crying comes
from the daughter of a righteous father.
A young girl, owner of a zoo, keeps
dogs, pigs, elephants, and mammoths that let her watch them heartily