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A Novel

Laura Esquivel


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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/1/2006)
Paperback, Spanish (4/15/2008)
Compact Disc, Spanish (12/1/2006)
Hardcover (2/7/2006)
Hardcover (5/2/2006)
Compact Disc (5/2/2006)


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 -- even their own love.

Praise For Malinche: A Novel

-- 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

Atria Books, 9780743290357, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

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.