In her opulent novel, Eva Luna, Isabel Allende uses exquisite prose to describe the survival of a young Latin American woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love, during a time of political unrest in South America.
Born in the back room of the mansion where her mother is a servant, the enchanting Eva Luna defies oppression by telling stories to a series of vibrant characters.
Chilean novelist Isabel Allende was a journalist for many
years. She began to write fiction in 1981. The result was the worldwide
best-seller The House of the Spirits, which was followed by the
equally successful Of Love and Shadows and The Stories of
Eva Luna (Penguin 1991). Her first work of non-fiction, Paula,
was published in 1995 and is a harrowing chronicle of the death of her
daughter. Isabel Allende lives in California.