| 700 Days in El Salvador is a timeless account of an Australian woman’s unexpected journey from the suburbs to a guerrilla war. Michele’s experiences are recounted in a compassionate and insightful style—it’s a journey of depth, not just distance travelled.
‘This is a powerful account of a woman’s awakening. Michele Gierck gave up a career to find a life. She left middle class Australia to live in an El Salvador wracked by violence, a story she tells with insight and a delightful sense of colour. Gierck is a traveller in the deepest sense, one who knows how to be still. She was changed by her experiences and her readers will be too. This is one of those rare books which makes you see the world with fresh eyes. It is a book of tender beauty.’ Michael McGirr, author of Bypass