Barren in the Andes

By Laura Resau

With the help of a shaman, she rediscovers what she truly wants.

Breathless, I hurry along narrow trails between Quichua family farms, past barking dogs, squawking chickens, curly-tailed piglets. My destination is a shaman who lives in this village on the outskirts of Otavalo, Ecuador. I’m going partly for book research, but mostly