This is a tale of love set in the tumultuous years following the Mexican revolution, as seen through the eyes of the irresistible Catalina Guzman, a guileless adolescent who is taken from her poor parents to marry a retired general almost 20 years her senior.
This is a tale of love set in the tumultous years following the Mexican revolution, as seen through the eyes of the irresistible Catalina Guzman, a guileless adolescent who is taken from her poor parents to marry a retired general almost twenty years her senior. Catalina has heard rumours that Andres Ascencio is a philanderer and a madman, but she falls blindly in love with him, 'listening to his instructions like they came from God. ' It is not until they are married that Catalina discovers the extent of his ruthlessness and infidelities. As he struggles for political control, she begins a fight for independence, a journey towards liberation that will transform her from child to woman.
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Angeles Mastretta was born in Puebla, Mexico. She is the author of two novels, Tear This Heart Out which has been translated into twelve languages and Lovesick. She lives in Mexico City with her husband and two children.
Tear This Heart Out by Angeles Mastretta
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