This is a sensitive, accurate, and necessary account of what was seen and heard for six months in Brazil’s capital during the coexistence of a woman who was a university professor — and free — and approximately seven hundred incarcerated women, prisoners regarded with fear. In an original way, the book is not a piece of journalism or denunciation. Nor does it aim to aestheticize suffering, get at some truth, or be the voice of a marginalized group. It goes beyond that. With the stories that make up this disturbing book, the reader will go through the experience of meeting surprising, exciting and — above all — real women.