Author(s): Isabel Allende
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 guerrillas 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.
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
Isabel Allende was born in Lima, Peru, in 1942 and moved to Chile as a child. She was a journalist for many years before publishing her first novel, The House of the Spirits in 1982. She is the author of eight novels, including Ines of My Soul, Daughter of Fortune, and Portrait in Sepia. She has also written a collection of stories, four memoirs, and a trilogy of children's novels. Her books have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages and have become bestsellers across four continents. In 2004 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Isabel Allende lives in California.