Eva Luna by Isabel Allende

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272pages. poche. Broché.
 

About Isabel Allende

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Isabel Allende is the bestselling author of eleven works of fiction, four memoirs, and three young adult novels, which have been translated into more than twenty-seven languages with more than fiftyseven million copies sold. In 2004, she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award in 2012. Born in Peru and raised in Chile, she lives in California.
 
Published October 27, 2015 by Atria Books. 322 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, History, Children's Books, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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She meets Riad Halabi, a kind Arab merchant with a cleft lip, who takes pity on her and whisks her away to the backwater village of Agua Santa.

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A collection of magical-realist short stories narrated by Allende's recent heroine, Eva Luna (Eva Luna, 1988;

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Publishers Weekly

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Twenty-three lyrical and inventive tales spun by Chilean writer Allende's own version of Scheherazade.

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Book Reporter

Allende makes reference to Scheherazade of A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS fame, when in fact, it is Allende herself who is the modern embodiment of that long ago character brought to life --- even if she lives in California and uses a computer (or at least a typewriter) in lieu of a plumed pen to write.

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In all essential respects, the narrator of Isabel Allende's "The Stories of Eva Luna" is the reincarnation of that marvelous storyteller, as the epigraph from "A Thousand and One Nights" suggests.

Dec 28 1990 | Read Full Review of Eva Luna

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As she heads toward a climactic scene involving a prison break, Eva becomes a writer herself and near the end tells a despotic general, "Reality is a jumble we can't always measure or decipher, because everything is happening at the same time.

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