Of Love and Other Demons

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When a witch doctor appears on the Marquis de Casalduero's doorstep prophesizing a plague of rabies in their Colombian seaport, he dismisses her claims - until he hears that his young daughter, Sierva Maria, was one of four people bitten by a rabid dog, and the only one to survive. Sierva Maria appears completely unscathed - but as rumours of the plague spread, the Marquis and his wife wonder at her continuing good health. In a town consumed by superstition, it's not long before they, and everyone else, put her survival down to a demonic possession and begin to see her supernatural powers as the cause of the town's woes. Only the young priest charged with exorcising the evil spirit recognizes the girl's sanity, but can he convince the town that it's not her that needs healing?

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“A brilliantly moving tour de force.”
—A.S. Byatt, "The New York Times Book Review"
“A work of considerable beguilement and edge. . . . García Márquez retains a vital and remarkable voice, and the pen of an angel.”
—"Los Angeles Times Book Review"
“Captivating. . . . Evokes the texture of a civilization, while its emotional range, from the comic to the mystical, exhibits a reach rarely found in fictions on a larger scale.”
—"The Boston Globe"
“Luminous. . . . Demonstrates that one of the masters of the form is still working at the height of his powers.”
—"The New York Times"

"A brilliantly moving tour de force."
--A.S. Byatt, "The New York Times Book Review"

"A work of considerable beguilement and edge. . . . Garcia Marquez retains a vital and remarkable voice, and the pen of an angel."
--"Los Angeles Times Book Review"

"Captivating. . . . Evokes the texture of a civilization, while its emotional range, from the comic to the mystical, exhibits a reach rarely found in fictions on a larger scale."
--"The Boston Globe"

"Luminous. . . . Demonstrates that one of the masters of the form is still working at the height of his powers."
--"The New York Times"

"A brilliantly moving tour de force." --A.S. Byatt, "The New York Times Book Review""A work of considerable beguilement and edge. . . . Garcia Marquez retains a vital and remarkable voice, and the pen of an angel." --"Los Angeles Times Book Review" "Captivating. . . . Evokes the texture of a civilization, while its emotional range, from the comic to the mystical, exhibits a reach rarely found in fictions on a larger scale." --"The Boston Globe""Luminous. . . . Demonstrates that one of the masters of the form is still working at the height of his powers." --"The New York Times"

A brilliantly moving tour de force. A.S. Byatt, "The New York Times Book Review" A work of considerable beguilement and edge. . . . Garcia Marquez retains a vital and remarkable voice, and the pen of an angel. "Los Angeles Times Book Review" Captivating. . . . Evokes the texture of a civilization, while its emotional range, from the comic to the mystical, exhibits a reach rarely found in fictions on a larger scale. "The Boston Globe" Luminous. . . . Demonstrates that one of the masters of the form is still working at the height of his powers. "The New York Times""

A brilliantly moving tour de force. A.S. Byatt, The New York Times Book Review A work of considerable beguilement and edge. . . . Garcia Marquez retains a vital and remarkable voice, and the pen of an angel. Los Angeles Times Book Review Captivating. . . . Evokes the texture of a civilization, while its emotional range, from the comic to the mystical, exhibits a reach rarely found in fictions on a larger scale. The Boston Globe Luminous. . . . Demonstrates that one of the masters of the form is still working at the height of his powers. The New York Times"

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Brilliantly moving. A tour de force ( A.S. Byatt)

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