For the first time in trade paperback, this collection, narrated by one of Allende's most memorable characters, magnificently illustrates the universal themes and evocative ideas that have made the author a leading voice in contemporary fiction.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Japanese Lover and one of the most beloved writers of our time, an intoxicating collection of short stories about love, compassion, irony, revenge, and female power.
Eva Luna is a young woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love. Lying in bed with her European lover, refugee and journalist Rolf Carle, Eva answers his request for a story "you have never told anyone before" with these twenty-three samples of her vibrant artistry. Interweaving the real and the magical, she explores love, vengeance, compassion, and the strengths of women, creating a world that is at once poignantly familiar and intriguingly new.
Rendered in her sumptuously imagined, uniquely magical style, The Stories of Eva Luna is the cornerstone of Allende's work. This treasure trove of brilliantly crafted stories is a superb example of a writer working at the height of her powers.
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San Francisco Chronicle Allende again shows her brilliance as a storyteller...[who] grips us from first sentence to last. The Wall Street Journal Gratifyingly ambitious...truly captivating...There is a richness in this book -- and it is, in its finest moments, a richness not only of language but of life. The Orlando Sentinel Full of grace and passion...love and revenge...enchanting...One could go on reading her stories forever. Chicago Sun-Times Instantly seductive, richly sensual, and unabashedly romantic. Leigh Allison Wilson The Washington Post Allende is a real talent, an amazingly prolific one. In her stories there are palpable life and death risks, the risks of passionate love, the risks of passionate belief, of convictions and honor. Sarah Sheard The Toronto Star The fabulous scale of narrative, the characters as darkly pungent as coffee tinged with blood, charge her stories with a physicality and power that will leave the readers checking for bruises on their thighs. Gillian Steward The Calgary Herald The stories are like opulent parables...I, for one, sense I will be going back to this book again and again just to be with them. San Francisco Chronicle An extraordinary fictional potion. The San Diego Union Isabel Allende always revives one's faith in the intoxicating power of sheer old-fashioned storytelling. Jane Urquhart Quill & Quire What is most admirable about this collection is Allende's ability to portray a world in which the ordinary and the miraculous, the natural and the supernatural, the political and the particular not only co-exist but actually affect one another.
Isabel Allende is the author of "The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, The Infinite Plan, Aphrodite, Daughter of Fortune, " and the memoir "Paula." Her latest novel is "Portrait in Sepia." She lives in Northern California.
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