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    DescriptionAs the millions of fans of "Like Water for Chocolate "know, Laura Esquivel is a romanticist whose novels explore the power of love and the truths of the human heart. She returns to those themes in Swift as Desire, the story of a loving and passionate man who has the gift of bringing happiness to everyone except his own wife. The hero of this novel""is Jubilo Chi, a telegraph operator who is born with the ability to "hear" people's true feelings and respond to their most intimate, unspoken desires. His life changes forever the day he falls deeply and irrevocably in love with Lucha, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy family. She believes money is necessary to insure happiness, while for Jubilo, who is poor, love and desire are more important than possessions. But their passion for each other enables them to build a happy life together -- until their idyll is shattered by a terrible event that drives them bitterly apart. Only years later, as Jubilo lies dying, is his daughter able to unravel the mystery behind her parents' long estrangement and bring about a surprising reconciliation.


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    Title
    Swift as Desire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laura Esquivel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780385721516
    ISBN 10: 038572151X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 863.64
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 863/.64
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PQ7298.15.S638 T3613 2002
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Anchor Books ed.
    Publisher
    Anchor Books
    Imprint name
    Anchor Books
    Publication date
    27 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Laura Esquivelis the award-winning author of "Like Water for Chocolate, "which has sold more than four and a half million copies around the world in thirty-five languages, as well as "The Law of Love" and, most recently "Between Two Fires." She lives in Mexico City.
    Review quote
    "Winsome. . . . It's impossible not to be moved." -"Elle" "Passionate, lyrical, and dramatic, this novel . . . reads smart and has a big heart." -"O Magazine" ""Swift as Desire "has many charms." -"The New York Times"
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    As the millions of fans of "Like Water for Chocolate know, Laura Esquivel is a romanticist whose novels explore the power of love and the truths of the human heart. She returns to those themes in Swift as Desire, the story of a loving and passionate man who has the gift of bringing happiness to everyone except his own wife. The hero of this novel" is Jubilo Chi, a telegraph operator who is born with the ability to "hear" people's true feelings and respond to their most intimate, unspoken desires. His life changes forever the day he falls deeply and irrevocably in love with Lucha, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy family. She believes money is necessary to insure happiness, while for Jubilo, who is poor, love and desire are more important than possessions. But their passion for each other enables them to build a happy life together -- until their idyll is shattered by a terrible event that drives them bitterly apart. Only years later, as Jubilo lies dying, is his daughter able to unravel the mystery behind her parents' long estrangement and bring about a surprising reconciliation.