El Turu is captain of a ferry that links isolated communities of reed cutters. One of the workers, Álvaro, is a quiet gay man whose sexuality and love of books makes him an outsider. The brutish captain is set on harassing Álvaro, but El Turu’s scorn masks an inner turmoil.
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3,4 Boring? Not if you ever had a secret you let gambol in dusty corners or in thistly fields like a brisk squirrel on liberal leash breathing some freedom before being corralled by silence: impart it with the speechless, so they don't pass it on. Or if you once heard retribution crouched in a few-worded, felt-soft and leaden voice. Or felt desire fluxing and well up in choral efflorescence (choir of calls and chorus