"My name is Clara Perez. I am a reporter.
This is the story of my country whose people eat fire and drink water, and of an oppressive regime whose decline is foretold by the singing of a river.
It is about how one man's act of kindness changes the lives of many, and of a woman who bleeds from the wounds of Christ and a man whose name is Pride; a leader corrupted by power, a colonel who is an artist of pain, and a charismatic young man who dies only to live again.
And it is about me.
For on that fateful morning of the fire when I went to Calle de Leon in search of one story, I found myself caught up in another. I discovered my missing history.
But to learn how two tales become one, you must follow me back to that burning street, to where it all began..."