Women with Big Eyes by Angeles Mastretta

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Women with Big Eyes is Mexican novelist Ángeles Mastretta's most widely read work, now available for the first time in an English translation. Each of the stories in Women with Big Eyes reveals a different woman, yet they are linked by a single thread: the uniting revelation that women share an unnamed force, whether it comes in the form of iron resolve, flaming passion, or simply the knowing and mystical ways to nurture a soul.

Mastretta's women are vibrant, sly, wise, earthy, and full of life, with stories that mesmerize. From these pages, they gaze at you, into you, each representing an aspect of what it means to be a woman with big eyes-able to see the world for what it is, to wink at it, and to make an uncompromising life within it.

Ángeles Mastretta is a delightful storyteller, and these tales are shot through with sex and laughter. Women with Big Eyes makes a perfect, exquisite gift for any woman with a passionate heart and radiant eyes.
 

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Angeles Mastretta, periodista y autora bestseller internacional, publicO su primera novela, "ArrAncame la Vida", en 1985 con la cual se convirtiO en un verdadero fenOmeno de crItica y ventas, tanto en el mundo de habla hispana como en sucesivas traducciones a once idiomas. Entre sus libros tambiEn se encuentra el bestseller "Mujeres de Ojos Grandes". Y, en 1997, su novela "Mal de Amores" obtuvo el prestigioso Premio ROmulo Gallegos.
 
Published November 1, 2003 by Riverhead Books. 192 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Aunt Cristina Martinez, unmarried by the tragically old age of 20, has a dazzling engagement ring delivered and marries an imaginary fiancé in secret—then a year later, singing sad and wild songs and wearing black high heels and sheer black stockings, mourns his unfortunate death.

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Thirty-nine indomitable aunts are captured in a series of lyrical snapshots in this autobiographically inspired collection, a bestseller in the award-winning author's native Mexico.

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