Pierced by the Sun by Laura Esquivel

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A sympathetic protagonist and an engrossing exposition of social and political chaos in Mexico are smothered by generalized palaver about the oneness of the universe and the mythology of light.
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Lupita’s hard-knock life has gotten the better of her time and time again. A childhood robbed of innocence set off a chain of events that she still has not managed to control, no matter how hard she tries. Every time she thinks she has a handle on things, unexpected turns make her question everything, including herself.

When Lupita witnesses the murder of a local politician whom she greatly admires, the ghosts of her past resurface as she tries to cope with the present. She quickly falls back into her old self-destructive habits and becomes a target of Mexico’s corrupt political machine. As the powers that be kick into high gear to ensure the truth remains hidden, Lupita finds solace in the purity of indigenous traditions. While she learns how to live simply, like her ancestors, she comes to understand herself and rediscovers light within a dark life. And if there is hope for Lupita’s redemption, perhaps there is hope for Mexico.

 

About Laura Esquivel

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Laura Esquivel is the award-winning author of Like Water for Chocolate, which has sold over four and a half million copies around the world in thirty-five languages and was adapted into a beloved film. Her other novels include The Law of Love, Swift as Desire, and Malinche. Ms. Esquivel lives in Mexico City.
 
Published July 1, 2016 by AmazonCrossing. 218 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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on May 22 2016

A sympathetic protagonist and an engrossing exposition of social and political chaos in Mexico are smothered by generalized palaver about the oneness of the universe and the mythology of light.

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