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Eva Luna - Margaret Sayers Peden, Isabel Allende
Eva Luna
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Conceived in an embrace designed to comfort a dying man, born to a servant and raised as a hired hand, Eva Luna learns quickly that she has a talent that belies her humble start: the gift of storytelling. As the years pass and her imprudent nature sends Eva from household to household—from the... show more
Conceived in an embrace designed to comfort a dying man, born to a servant and raised as a hired hand, Eva Luna learns quickly that she has a talent that belies her humble start: the gift of storytelling. As the years pass and her imprudent nature sends Eva from household to household—from the home of a doctor famed for mummifying the dead to a colorful whorehouse and the care of a beautiful transsexual—it is Eva’s magical imagination that keeps her alive and fuels her ardent encounters with lovers of all kinds. And as her South American homeland teeters on the brink of political chaos, and Eva’s fate is intertwined with guerrilla fighters and revolutionaries, she will find her life’s calling—and the soul mate who will envelop her in a love entirely beyond her mystical inventions.Eva Luna is a literary triumph, a novel brimming with battles and passions, rebellions and reunions—and some of the most exquisite characters Isabel Allende has ever created.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553383829 (0553383825)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.5 South American Arabian Nights
Allende's Eva Luna is part look at South American history, in particular revolutionary history, and part Arabian Nights. It is all magic.Much is said about lyrical novels, and Allende's novel isn't so much lyrical as a rich tore with hidden passages and meanings.It's a pleasure to read if not engros...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
3.5 Review of Eva Luna by Isabel Allende
I have always been a huge fan of Isabel Allende Her writing style is beautiful and her characters are memorable. This novel certainly included the things I love about her books, but it was not one of my favorites. I enjoyed the writing as always, but the plot for this story never really took off for...
Lost in a Book
Lost in a Book rated it
It was OK. There was much that I liked, including the vividness of the writing. But while Allende’s style enhances the mystical quality of the story, it can also be fatiguing to work through and this was not a short novel.
xreactivity
xreactivity rated it
It was OK. There was much that I liked, including the vividness of the writing. But while Allende’s style enhances the mystical quality of the story, it can also be fatiguing to work through and this was not a short novel.
The Drift Of Things
The Drift Of Things rated it
3.0
The first half of the book is essentially plotless and meanders imaginatively into various bizarre corners. The second half does discover a sort of plot using some characters and events from the first half, but it never really coalesces into much of a story. I give the book bonus points for imagery...
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