Malinche

Malinche

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By (author) Laura Esquivel

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  • Publisher: POCKET BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 15mm | 147g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 141652214X
  • ISBN 13: 9781416522140
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 241,227

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An extraordinary retelling of the passionate and tragic love between the conquistador Cortez and the Indian woman Malinalli, his interpreter during his conquest of the Aztecs. Malinalli's Indian tribe has been conquered by the warrior Aztecs. When her father is killed in battle, she is raised by her wisewoman grandmother who imparts to her the knowledge that their founding forefather god, Quetzalcoatl, had abandoned them after being made drunk by a trickster god and committing incest with his sister. But he was determined to return with the rising sun and save her tribe from their present captivity. Wheh Malinalli meets Cortez she, like many, suspects that he is the returning Quetzalcoatl, and assumes her task is to welcome him and help him destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fall passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortez's thirst for conquest is all too human, and that for gold and power, he is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men, even their own love.

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Laura Esquivel is one of Mexico's most celebrated writers. She now divides her time between Mexico City and New York. Originally a screenwriter, she wrote the script for the award-winning film of her bestselling first book, LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE.