Like Water For Chocolate (Paperback)Laura Esquivel (author)
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A magical love story, celebration of feminine power and mouth-watering Mexican recipe guide, Like Water for Chocolate is uniquely structured and sensuously written. Playful and earthy with a delightfully nimble prose style, Esquivel’s cult classic is a singular guide to the Latin heart and stomach.
The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes.
A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her.
For the next twenty-two years Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion. Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 157 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 14 mm
'It's a joy... it has an energetic charm that's quite impossible to resist' - The Literary Review
'If originality, a compelling tale and an adventure in the kitchen are what you crave, Like Water For Chocolate serves up the full helping' - The San Francisco Chronicle
'A wondrous, romantic tale, fuelled by mystery and superstitition as well as by the recipes that introduce each chapter' - The Los Angeles Times
'Exuberant... for those who like their wines full-bodied and their meals rich and zesty... earthly secrets of strength, suffering, passion and cooking in a humorous and well-drawn portrait of a woman who loves as well as she cooks' - The Washington Post
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