In her opulent novel, Eva Luna, Isabel Allende uses exquisite prose to describe the survival of a young Latin American woman whose powers as a storyteller bring her friendship and love, during a time of political unrest in South America.
Born in the back room of the mansion where her mother is a servant, the enchanting Eva Luna defies oppression by telling stories to a series of vibrant characters.
Isabel Allende has always been one of my favourite authors. Eva Luna is the story of a young woman, orphaned but with a gift for story telling. Full of sweet prose and bewitching imagery, Allende brings to life a world full of love, loss and hope. Reviewed by 01jl