Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende, Review: Courage & passionBy Isabel Allende. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden. Alfred A. In her nightmares, she sees ''ashen bodies in the Morgue; Javier Leal dangling like some grotesque fruit from a tree in the children's park; the endless lines of women inquiring about their desaparecidos. Evangelina Ranquileo, barefoot and in her nightgown, calling from the shadows. By the time we read this passage, we know that the grotesque events described belong to Irene's life, as well as to her dreams; and we are reminded again that the transactions between the extraordinary and the mundane, which occur in so much Latin American fiction, are not merely a literary technique, but also a mirror of a historical reality, in which the fantastic is frequently part of everyday life.
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Of Love and Shadows A Novel
Thank you! Irene Beltran is a journalist for a popular but nervy urban magazine, and her upbringing in the society of the rich and indolent leaves her little ready for what dawns on her apropos the political situation in her land. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again. Be the first to discover new talent! Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.