I do remember some years ago, hosting Isabel Allende when she had just written Eva Luna, remarking on her rather glorious career so far and her replying that this was just the beginning – that she still had a long way to go!
Well here is another great novel by the writer who has ,so far written sixteen novels and five works of non-fiction!
Violeta is an epic tale. From the moment of her birth in 1920, Violeta’s one hundred year life is marked by a series of extraordinary events. Told in a letter to someone she loves above all others, this is the story of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Violeta comes into the world on a stormy day in 1920, the first daughter in a family of five boisterous sons. From the start, her life is marked by extraordinary events. The ripples of the Great War are still being felt, even as the Spanish flu arrives on the shores of her South American homeland almost at the moment of her birth.
Told in the form of a letter to someone Violeta loves above all others, this is the story of a hundred-year life of devastating heartbreak and passionate affairs, poverty and wealth, terrible loss and immense joy. Bearing witness to a century of history, it is a life shaped by the fight for women's rights, the rise and fall of tyrants and, ultimately, not one but two pandemics.