Malinche: A Novel (Paperback)

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Bestselling author of Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel returns with Malinche, an extraordinary retelling of the passionate and tragic love affair during the conquest of the Aztecs between the conquistador Cortez and his Indian interpreter Malinalli.

When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors, first meets the conquistador Hernán Cortés and becomes his interpreter, she—like many—believes him to be the reincarnated forefather god of her tribe. Naturally, she assumes she must welcome him, and help him destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fall passionately in love, but Malinalli soon realizes that Cortés's thirst for conquest is all too human, and that he is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men—and even their own love.

About the Author

Laura Esquivel was born in Mexico City in 1950. Her first novel, Like Water for Chocolate, has sold more than four and a half million copies around the world and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for more than a year. She currently lives in Mexico.

Praise For…

-- The New York Times

"[an] amazing story."
-- San Francisco Chronicle

"There's something gentle, mystical, yet strong about Laura Esquivel."
-- The Miami Herald

"Elegant and simple prose."
-- New York Post

"Esquivel puts imaginative flesh on the bones of legend."
-- The Boston Globe

"Ambitious and inventive."
-- Los Angeles Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9780743290357
ISBN-10: 0743290356
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: April 17th, 2007
Pages: 224
Language: English