Allende is a wonderful teller of tales and through the story of "Eva Luna" we enter a sweet but sinister world where fact and fiction merge.
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"An exotic dance that beguiles and entices."--"San Francisco Chronicle""Remarkable . . . [Isabel] Allende seems to draw characters and tales from a bottomless well as Eva Luna narrates the story of her life. . . . Vivid and passionate and human."--"The""Washington Post Book World" "With vivid imagery, "Eva Luna" transports the reader to an almost mythic continent where magical happenings are everyday events."--"The Christian Science Monitor" "Sumptuous . . . Allende's canvas is large, busy, full of feeling, incident and rich detail."--"Chicago Tribune"" ""There is a richness of language, image, and adventure that flows effortlessly.""--The Philadelphia Inquirer"Review:
A heartfelt novel, powerful enough to make a dictator cry (Evening Standard)
She can spin a tale out of a pebble and a piece of string ... the atmosphere of encroaching doom, buried treasure and broken hearts is never tragic because there is a continual sense of life's endless opulence (Independent)
Packed with action, prodigal in invention, vivid in description and metaphor, this cleverly plotted novel is enhanced by its flowing prose and absolute assurance (The Times)
Allende's world is both sweet and sinister, and the flamboyance and power of her vision can seduce the sourest and most literal-minded reader (Daily Telegraph)
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