The Inhabited Woman by Gioconda Belli

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In this love story set against the backdrop of revolution, Lavinia, a beautiful young woman from the upper class, becomes infused with the spirit of an ancient woman warrior and breaks free from her sheltered world, joining with rebels involved in a tragic, bloody struggle to free their country from an oppressive military dictatorship.
 

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Gioconda Belli's poetry and fiction have been published Gioconda Belli's poetry and fiction have been published in many languages. Her first novel, "The Inhabited Woman", win many languages. Her first novel, "The Inhabited Woman", was an international bestseller; her collection of poems, "Lias an international bestseller; her collection of poems, "Linea de fuego", won the prestigious Casa de las Americas Priznea de fuego", won the prestigious Casa de las Americas Prize. She lives in Santa Monica, California, and Managua, Nicare. She lives in Santa Monica, California, and Managua, Nicaragua. Nacida en Managua, Nicaragua, Gioconda Belli es autagua. Nacida en Managua, Nicaragua, Gioconda Belli es autora de una importante obra po?tica de reconocido prestigio iora de una importante obra po?tica de reconocido prestigio internacional. Es autora de "La mujer habitada, Sof?a de los nternacional. Es autora de "La mujer habitada, Sof?a de los presagios, Waslala, El taller de las mariposas" y un libro dpresagios, Waslala, El taller de las mariposas" y un libro de memorias titulado "El pa's bajo mi piel". Publicada por lae memorias titulado "El pa's bajo mi piel". Publicada por las editoriales m's prestigiosas del mundo, Gioconda Belli vivs editoriales m's prestigiosas del mundo, Gioconda Belli vive desde 1990 entre Estados Unidos y Nicaragua. e desde 1990 entre Estados Unidos y Nicaragua.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Curbstone Press. 412 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lavinia is drawn into the Movement in spite of herself, aided by the spiritual presence of Itza, a 15th-century female resister to the Conquistadors who now inhabits an orange tree in Lavinia's garden;

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Encouraged by the Movement's nurse, Lavinia becomes progressively more involved in the budding revolution until finally, after Felipe dies, she decides to take his place in a military operation.

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Los Angeles Times

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Her physical presence in Lavinia's innards somehow allows her to become one with Lavinia's soul.

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