By Connor Nicolas
Published: August 22, 2011.
From the time she was young, Ana Cartena’s mother warned her to stay away from wolves. Ana, however, sought the comfort and safety wolves provide. Ana followed her mother’s orders after she had her son, but became tired of the struggles; struggles that turned her hands knotted and gnarled like the Brazilwood trees. When the demon Exú came into her life, Ana would have to pay.