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The Stories of Eva Luna - Isabel Allende

The Stories of Eva Luna

By: Isabel Allende, Margaret Sayers Peden (Transcribed by)

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Published: 4th August 2011
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'Fantastic, sexy and sometimes macabre. A latter-day Scheherazade, a true descendant of the skalds, a Teller of Tales. Extraordinary'
Guardian

Eva Luna, entwined with her lover in bed, is asked to tell him a story 'you have never told anyone before'. As she relates a tale of twenty-three interwoven parts, she knits a kaleidoscopic portrait of the people and landscape of South America. Here are guerillas and fortune-tellers, tyrants and great beauties, whores and peasants. These are stories of poverty and politics, passion and pain, tragedy and comedy, all gloriously imagined by one of the world's most captivating storytellers.

'Like a plate of hors-d'oeuvres, each one tempting, some as exquisite as caviare. Stunning'
New York Times Book Review

'Vital and compelling'
The Times

'Enchanting, magnificent. Absolute magic on every level'
Cosmopolitan

Vibrant and colourful. Twenty-three magical tales, of anger that changes to laughter and revenge that turns into love Literary Review Like a plate of hors-d'oeuvres, each one tempting, some as exquisite as caviare. Stunning New York Times Book Review Vital and compelling The Times Enchanting, magnificent. Absolute magic on every level Cosmopolitan

ISBN: 9780241952887
ISBN-10: 0241952883
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 4th August 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.17

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende was born on August 2, 1942, in Lima, Peru. She is the niece and goddaughter of Salvador Allende, the former president of Chile. She began her writing career as a journalist.

Several months after her uncle's assassination and the overthrow of Chile's coalition government in 1973, Allende left Chile and found refuge in Venezuela. Her first novel, The House of the Spirits (1985), which arose directly out of her exile, became a worldwide bestseller and critical success. Some of her works include Of Love and Shadows (1987), The Infinite Plan (1993), Daughter of Fortune (1999) and Zorro (2005). Allende's work is written in the style of magic realism, which uses fantasy and myth to override time and place.

At the urging of her three grandchildren, Allende wrote her first book for young adults, City of the Beasts, which was published in 2002. Her next books for young readers, Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (2003) and Forest of the Pygmies (2005), soon followed. Along with fiction, Allende also delved into her own life with several memoirs, including Paula (1995) and My Invented Country: A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile (2003).

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