Frances de Pontes Peebles
Frances de Pontes Peebles was born in Pernambuco, Brazil. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Brazil. 
Jun 01 2003
Blood and Bones
Fernando listened for the cow’s labored breaths. Something within him said a calf would be born that night and that the birth would be a hard one. His father had trained him to sense what was around him, to listen to his instincts. Instinct and a good pistol, his father had said, were the only things a man could count on.