Swift as Desire

Swift as Desire

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By (author) Laura Esquivel

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  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 201mm x 15mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 27 August 2002
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 038572151X
  • ISBN 13: 9780385721516
  • Edition statement: Anchor Books ed.
  • Sales rank: 561,678

Product description

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.

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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.

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"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.