"The first time I saw this book it was actually still a dummy in process but immediately it transported me into the sensation of wanting desperately to find someone you love but who is gone. Not having gotten to see that person for the last time dragged out a feeling in Mariela of not wanting to let go and these portraits position us in her shoes, in that place where you get a psychologically driven glimpse of that missing someone and how you want to obsessively check to be sure if it's them or not.  The book's sequencing is like looking for someone with Mariela, hand in hand searching and hopping one of these old men might bring her closure to an unresolved struggle that hurts like hell. "