'Fantastic, sexy and sometimes macabre. A latter-day Scheherazade, a true descendant of the skalds, a Teller of Tales. Extraordinary'
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'
'Enchanting, magnificent. Absolute magic on every level'
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
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 4th August 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 19.6